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verb [transitive] regard pronunciation in British English /rɪˈɡɑː(r)d/
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present tense
present participleregarding
past tenseregarded
past participleregarded
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  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    The nuclear reactors, which were regarded as dangerously out of date, were replaced.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

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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