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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: regarder 'to look back at, regard', from garder 'to guard, look at'

regard

2 verb
     
regard2 S2 W1 [transitive]
1 [not in progressive] to think about someone or something in a particular way
regard somebody/something as something
Paul seemed to regard sex as sinful and immoral.
Edith was widely regarded as (=considered by many people to be) eccentric.
His work is highly regarded (=regarded as very good) by art experts.
2 formal to look at someone or something, in a particular way:
She stood back and regarded him coldly.
3

as regards something

formal relating to a particular subject - use this when you want to talk or write about a particular subject:
As regards a cure for the disease, very few advances have been made.

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