THEMES, TOPICS, ISSUES
R E F E R E N C E S
Regard 1. to look upon or think of with a particular feeling: to regard a person with favor. 2. to have or show respect for: to regard the law. 3. to think highly of; esteem. 4. to take into account; consider. 5. to look at; observe. 6. to relate to; concern. 7. to see, look at, or conceive of in a particular way; judge [ususally fol. by as]: I regard every assignment as a challenge. 8. Obs. to show attention to; guard. -v.i. 9. to pay attention. 10. to look or gaze. 11. as regards. See as1 [def. 21]. -n. 12. reference; relation: to err with regard to facts. 13. an aspect, point, or particular: quite satisfactory in this regard. 14. thought; attention; concern. 15. look; gaze. 16. respect, esteem, or deference. 17. kindly feeling; liking. 18. regards, sentiments of esteem or affection: Give them my regards. 19. Obs. aspect. [ME regard [n.] < MF regard[er] (to) look at]
-Syn. 3. honor, revere, value. 16. concern, estimation, consideration, reverence.
[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]
-syn. REGARD, RESPECT, ESTEEM, ADMIRE mean to recognize the worth of a person or thing. Regard is a general term that is usu. qualified [he is highly regarded in the profession]. Respect implies a considered evaluation or estimation [after many years they came to respect her views]. Esteem implies greater warmth of feeling accompanying a high valuation [no citizen of the town was more highly esteemed]. Admire suggests usu. enthusiasitic appreciation and often deep affection [a friend that I truly admire] [Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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