regard vs regards :

regard or regards

Business English is deadly enough without scrambling it. “As regards your downsizing plan . . .” is acceptable, if stiff. “In regard to” “and “with regard to” are also correct. But “in regards to” is nonstandard. You can also convey the same idea with “in respect to” or “with respect to,” or—simplest of all—just plain “regarding.”

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Definitions

  • n  (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
  • n  paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
  • n  (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
    give him my kind regards
  • n  a long fixed look
  • n  the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
    a man who has earned high regard
  • n  a feeling of friendship and esteem
    she mistook his manly regard for love
  • n  an attitude of admiration or esteem
  • v  deem to be
  • v  look at attentively
  • v  connect closely and often incriminatingly
News & Articles


  • SOUND OFF: June 12
    In regards to the St. Mary’s fair, raise the admission price to $50 for adults and children under 12 free. That would keep the undesirables out and definitely pay for the extra police protection.
    June 12, 2013 - The Oakland Press
  • Editorial: Drug War Casualties; ACLU Report Assesses the Damage
    Northern New England, which generally regards itself as a pretty enlightened place, suffered a blow to its self-esteem recently when the American Civil Liberties Union reported that neither Vermont nor New Hampshire is immune from the pattern of racial profiling that emerges from data on marijuana possession arrests over the last 10 years.
    June 12, 2013 - Valley News
  • MU athletic director says Tigers’ future is bright because of Deaton’s leadership
    Missouri athletic director Mike Alden couldn’t be at MU chancellor Brady Deaton’s retirement announcement Wednesday, but Alden made sure to express his regards for Deaton in a letter posted on the Tigers’ athletic website. “He’s touched all facets of our program in a transformational way,” Alden wrote of Deaton.
    June 12, 2013 - The Kansas City Star