To look at attentively; observe closely. To look upon or consider in a particular way: I regard him as a fool. To hold in esteem or respect: She regards her teachers highly. To relate or refer to; concern: This item regards their liability. To take into account; consider. Obsolete To take care of. To look or gaze. To give heed; pay attention. A look or gaze. Careful thought or attention; heed: She gives little regard to her sister's teasing. Respect, affection, or esteem: He has high regard for your work. Good wishes expressing such sentiment: Give the family my best regards. A particular point or aspect; respect: She was lucky in that regard. Basis for action; motive. Obsolete Appearance or aspect. as regards Concerning. in With respect to.