January 19, 2012
- regard (verb)
- What does it mean?
- 1 : to pay attention to : take into consideration2 a : to show respect or consideration for b : to have a high opinion of3 : to look at4 archaic : to relate to5 : to think of : look upon
- How do you use it?
- She is highly regarded as an expert in the field of biochemistry.
- Are you a word wiz?
Which word do you think is a synonym of "regard"?"Regard," "respect," "admire" and "esteem," mean to recognize the worth of a person or thing. "Regard" is used to suggest how someone or something is viewed by others, as in "She is highly regarded for her leadership abilities." "Respect" implies undergoing a process of thoughtful evaluation, as in "Although we disagree with his views, we like and respect him." "Esteem" implies feeling very highly or favorably of someone or something, as in "No citizen of the town was more highly esteemed." "Admire" suggests enthusiastic approval or deep affection, as in "He is a friend that I truly admire."