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verb [transitive] regard pronunciation in British English /rɪˈɡɑː(r)d/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyregard
he/she/itregards
present participleregarding
past tenseregarded
past participleregarded
  1. 1
    [not usually progressive] to think of someone or something in a particular way
    regard someone/something as something: The nuclear reactors, which were regarded as dangerously out of date, were replaced.
    widely regarded: Kubrick was widely regarded as one of the most influential post-war film directors.
    highly/well regarded (=regarded as very good): a highly regarded young violinist
    regard someone/something with suspicion: Any mushroom with a red cap should be regarded with suspicion.
  2. 2
    mainly literary to look at someone or something in a particular way
    Cathy regarded the photo thoughtfully.

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