regard
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from regarder Date: 14th century 1. archaic appearance 2. a. attention, consideration <
due regard should be given to all facets of the question
>
b. a protective interest ; care <
has no regard for her health
>
3. look, gaze 4. a. the worth or estimation in which something or someone is held <
a man of small regard
>
b. (1) a feeling of respect and affection ; esteem <
she soon won the regard of her colleagues
>
(2) plural friendly greetings implying such feeling <
give him my regards
>
5. a basis of action or opinion ; motive 6. an aspect to be taken into consideration ; respect <
is a small school, and is fortunate in this regard
>
7. obsolete intention II. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French regarder to look back at, regard, from re- + garder to guard, look at — more at guard Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to consider and appraise usually from a particular point of view <
is highly regarded as a mechanic
>
2. to pay attention to ; take into consideration or account 3. a. to show respect or consideration for b. to hold in high esteem 4. to look at 5. archaic to relate to intransitive verb 1. to look attentively ; gaze 2. to pay attention ; heed Synonyms: regard, respect, esteem, admire mean to recognize the worth of a person or thing. regard is a general term that is usually 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 usually enthusiastic appreciation and often deep affection <
a friend that I truly admire
>
.

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