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regards (rɪˈɡɑːdz) 


plural noun

  1. good wishes or greetings   ⇒ My best regards to Mary., Give my regards to Alice., Give my regards to your family., Louis sends his regards., I send this to you with kindest regards.

regard (rɪˈɡɑːd Pronunciation for regard



  1. to look closely or attentively at (something or someone); observe steadily
  2. (transitive) to hold (a person or thing) in respect, admiration, or affection   ⇒ we regard your work very highly
  3. (transitive) to look upon or consider in a specified way   ⇒ she regarded her brother as her responsibility
  4. (transitive) to relate to; concern; have a bearing on
  5. to take notice of or pay attention to (something); heed   ⇒ he has never regarded the conventions
  6. See as regards


  1. a gaze; look
  2. attention; heed   ⇒ he spends without regard to his bank balance
  3. esteem, affection, or respect
  4. reference, relation, or connection (esp in the phrases with regard to or in regard to)
  5. (plural) good wishes or greetings (esp in the phrase with kind regards, used at the close of a letter)
  6. See in this regard

Derived Forms

reˈgardable adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Old French regarder to look at, care about, from re- + garder to guard


View thesaurus entry
= consider, see, hold, rate, view, value, account, judge, treat, think of, esteem, deem, look upon, adjudge
= look at, view, eye, watch, observe, check, notice, clock, remark, check out, gaze at, behold, eyeball, scrutinize, get a load of, take a dekko at
= heed, mind, note, respect, attend, listen to, pay attention to, take into consideration, take notice of
= good wishes, respects, greetings, compliments, best wishes, salutations, devoirs, RGDS

Example Sentences Including 'regards'

As regards India, Daewoo Motors India CEO Y. T. Cho says, "GM has assured us of honouring all existing commitments.
Business Today (2001)
As regards girlfriends, in my years in the Far East I took up where I'd left off at Cambridge.
Harris, Elizabeth Time of the Wolf
As regards the Mercedes, vague suspicions were useless; what she required was proof.
Loraine, Philip Last Shot
As regards the geologist bit, Parkinson was a keen palaeontologist when that science was in its infancy.
Jim Leavesley, George Biro THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)
In regards to the article on sending more troops into Afghan... Unknown Search canada.
canada.com (2004)
It does, however, say margins are lower, but regards trade in the east as a long-term investment.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
She works for the BBC and regards the house as a very cosy retreat, especially at Christmas.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
She's longing for Miles to come home, and she still regards herself as engaged to him.
Melville, Anne The Hardie Inheritance
These came after a soothing Brian Farrell had heaped praise upon his graciousness and sent regards to Kristi and the children.
Irish Times (2002)


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