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Regard vs. Love — What's the Difference?

Regard vs. Love — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Regard and Love

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Regard

Consider or think of in a specified way
She regarded London as her base
He was highly regarded by senators of both parties

Love

Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection, to the simplest pleasure. An example of this range of meanings is that the love of a mother differs from the love of a spouse, which differs from the love of food.

Regard

(of a thing) relate to; concern
If these things regarded only myself, I could stand it with composure

Love

A strong feeling of affection and concern toward another person, as that arising from kinship or close friendship.

Regard

Attention to or concern for something
She rescued him without regard for herself
The court must have regard to the principle of welfare
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Love

A strong feeling of affection and concern for another person accompanied by sexual attraction.

Regard

Best wishes (used to express friendliness in greetings)
Give her my regards

Love

A feeling of devotion or adoration toward God or a god.

Regard

To think of or consider in a particular way
I regard him as a fool.

Love

A feeling of kindness or concern by God or a god toward humans.

Regard

To look at attentively; observe closely
"He regarded the delicate lines of her profile" (Thomas Hardy).

Love

Often Love(Christianity) Charity.

Regard

To relate or refer to; concern
This item regards their liability.

Love

Sexual desire or activity
The pleasures of love.
A night of love.

Regard

(Archaic) To take into account; consider.

Love

An instance of being in love
Teenage loves can be as fleeting as they are intense.

Regard

To give heed; pay attention.

Love

A person for whom one has strong feelings of affection
She met her new love at the restaurant.

Regard

To look or gaze.

Love

Used as a term of endearment for such a person.

Regard

Careful thought or attention; heed
She gives little regard to her sister's teasing.

Love

An intense emotional attachment to something, as to a pet or treasured object.

Regard

Respect, affection, or esteem
He has little regard for your work.

Love

An expression of one's affection
Send him my love.

Regard

Regards Good wishes expressing such sentiment
Give the family my best regards.

Love

A strong predilection or enthusiasm
A love of language.
Love for the game of golf.

Regard

A particular point or aspect; respect
She was lucky in that regard.

Love

The object of such an enthusiasm
The outdoors is her greatest love.

Regard

A look or gaze
"Such quick regards his sparkling eyes bestow" (Alexander Pope).

Love

Love(Mythology) Eros or Cupid.

Regard

(Obsolete) Appearance or aspect.

Love

(Sports) A score of zero, as in tennis.

Regard

(countable) A steady look, a gaze.

Love

To feel love for (a person)
We love our parents. I love my friends.

Regard

One's concern for another; esteem; relation, reference.

Love

To feel sexual love for (a person).

Regard

(preceded by “in” or “with”) A particular aspect or detail; respect, sense.

Love

To feel devotion to (God or a god).

Regard

(uncountable) The worth or estimation in which something or someone is held.
He is held in great regard in Whitehall.

Love

To feel or show kindness or concern to (a person). Used of God or a god.

Regard

Slang for retard, a very bad stock trader.

Love

To have an intense emotional attachment to
Loves his house.

Regard

To look at; to observe.
She regarded us warily.

Love

To embrace or caress
They were loving each other on the sofa.

Regard

(transitive) To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc.
I always regarded tabloid journalism as a social evil.
He regards honesty as a duty.
I regard such a way of life with distate.

Love

To have sexual intercourse with.

Regard

To take notice of, pay attention to.

Love

To like or desire enthusiastically
Loves swimming.

Regard

(transitive) To face toward.

Love

To thrive on; need
The cactus loves hot, dry air.

Regard

(transitive) To have to do with, to concern.

Love

To feel love or sexual love for another.

Regard

To set store by (something), to hold (someone) in esteem; to consider to have value, to respect.

Love

(uncountable) A deep caring for the existence of another.

Regard

To keep in view; to behold; to look at; to view; to gaze upon.
Your niece regards me with an eye of favor.

Love

(uncountable) Strong affection.

Regard

Hence, to look or front toward; to face.
It is peninsula which regardeth the mainland.
That exceedingly beatiful seat, on the ass ent of a hill, flanked with wood and regarding the river.

Love

A profound and caring affection towards someone.
A mother’s love is not easily shaken.
My husband’s love is the most important thing in my life.

Regard

To look closely at; to observe attentively; to pay attention to; to notice or remark particularly.
If much you note him,You offened him; . . . feed, and regard him not.

Love

Affectionate, benevolent concern or care for other people or beings, and for their well-being.

Regard

To look upon, as in a certain relation; to hold as an popinion; to consider; as, to regard abstinence from wine as a duty; to regard another as a friend or enemy.

Love

A feeling of intense attraction towards someone.
I have never been in love as much as I have with you.

Regard

To consider and treat; to have a certain feeling toward; as, to regard one with favor or dislike.
His associates seem to have regarded him with kindness.

Love

A deep or abiding liking for something; an enthusiasm for something.
My love of cricket knows no bounds.

Regard

To pay respect to; to treat as something of peculiar value, sanctity, or the like; to care for; to esteem.
He that regardeth thae day, regardeth it into the LOrd.
Here's Beaufort, that regards nor God nor king.

Love

(countable) A person who is the object of romantic feelings; a darling, a sweetheart, a beloved.

Regard

To take into consideration; to take account of, as a fact or condition.

Love

A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.
Hello love, how can I help you?

Regard

To have relation to, as bearing upon; to respect; to relate to; to touch; as, an argument does not regard the question; - often used impersonally; as, I agree with you as regards this or that.

Love

A thing, activity, etc. which is the object of one's deep liking or enthusiasm.

Regard

To look attentively; to consider; to notice.

Love

(euphemistic) Sexual desire; attachment based on sexual attraction.

Regard

A look; aspect directed to another; view; gaze.
But her, with stern regard, he thus repelled.

Love

(euphemistic) Sexual activity.

Regard

Attention of the mind with a feeling of interest; observation; heed; notice.
Full many a ladyI have eyed with best regard.

Love

An instance or episode of being in love; a love affair.

Regard

That view of the mind which springs from perception of value, estimable qualities, or anything that excites admiration; respect; esteem; reverence; affection; as, to have a high regard for a person; - often in the plural.
He has rendered himself worthy of their most favorable regards.
Save the long-sought regards of woman, nothing is sweeter than those marks of childish preference.

Love

Used as the closing, before the signature, of a letter, especially between good friends or family members, or by the young.

Regard

State of being regarded, whether favorably or otherwise; estimation; repute; note; account.
A man of meanest regard amongst them, neither having wealth or power.

Love

(obsolete) A thin silk material.

Regard

Consideration; thought; reflection; heed.
Sad pause and deep regard become the sage.

Love

A climbing plant, Clematis vitalba.

Regard

Matter for consideration; account; condition.

Love

Zero, no score.
So that’s fifteen-love to Kournikova.

Regard

Respect; relation; reference.
Persuade them to pursue and persevere in virtue, with regard to themselves; in justice and goodness with regard to their neighbors; and piefy toward God.
Change was thought necessary in regard of the injury the church did receive by a number of things then in use.
In regard of its security, it had a great advantage over the bandboxes.

Love

Nothing; no recompense.

Regard

Object of sight; scene; view; aspect.
Throw out our eyes for brave Othello,Even till we make the main and the aërial blueAn indistinct regard.

Love

To have a strong affection for (someone or something).
I love my spouse.
I love you!
I love that song!

Regard

Supervision; inspection.

Love

(transitive) To need, thrive on.
Mold loves moist, dark places.

Regard

(usually preceded by `in') a detail or point;
It differs in that respect

Love

(transitive) To be strongly inclined towards something; an emphatic form of like.
I love walking barefoot on wet grass;
I'd love to join the team;
I love what you've done with your hair

Regard

Paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people);
His attentiveness to her wishes
He spends without heed to the consequences

Love

To care deeply about, to be dedicated to (someone or something).

Regard

(usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare;
Give him my kind regards
My best wishes

Love

(transitive) To derive delight from a fact or situation.
I love the fact that the coffee shop now offers fat-free chai latte.

Regard

A long fixed look;
He fixed his paternal gaze on me

Love

To have sex with (perhaps from make love).
I wish I could love her all night long.

Regard

The condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded);
It is held in esteem
A man who has earned high regard

Love

A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preëminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters.
Of all the dearest bonds we proveThou countest sons' and mothers' loveMost sacred, most Thine own.

Regard

A feeling of friendship and esteem;
She mistook his manly regard for love
He inspires respect

Love

Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex.
He on his sideLeaning half-raised, with looks of cordial loveHung over her enamored.

Regard

An attitude of admiration or esteem;
She lost all respect for him

Love

Courtship; - chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.
Demetrius . . . Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena,And won her soul.

Regard

Deem to be;
She views this quite differently from me
I consider her to be shallow
I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do

Love

Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; - opposed to hate; often with of and an object.
Love, and health to all.
Smit with the love of sacred song.
The love of science faintly warmed his breast.

Regard

Look at attentively

Love

Due gratitude and reverence to God.
Keep yourselves in the love of God.

Regard

Connect closely and often incriminatingly;
This new ruling affects your business

Love

The object of affection; - often employed in endearing address; as, he held his love in his arms; his greatest love was reading.
Open the temple gates unto my love.

Love

Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.
Such was his form as painters, when they showTheir utmost art, on naked Lores bestow.
Therefore do nimble-pinioned doves draw Love.

Love

A thin silk stuff.

Love

A climbing species of Clematis (Clematis Vitalba).

Love

Nothing; no points scored on one side; - used in counting score at tennis, etc.
He won the match by three sets to love.

Love

Sexual intercourse; - a euphemism.
A little western flower,Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound;And maidens call it love-in-idleness.

Love

To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's country; to love one's God.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self.

Love

To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other.

Love

To take delight or pleasure in; to have a strong liking or desire for, or interest in; to be pleased with; to like; as, to love books; to love adventures.
Wit, eloquence, and poetry.Arts which I loved.

Love

To have the feeling of love; to be in love.

Love

A strong positive emotion of regard and affection;
His love for his work
Children need a lot of love

Love

Any object of warm affection or devotion;
The theater was her first love
He has a passion for cock fighting

Love

A beloved person; used as terms of endearment

Love

A deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction;
Their love left them indifferent to their surroundings
She was his first love

Love

A score of zero in tennis or squash;
It was 40 love

Love

Sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people;
His lovemaking disgusted her
He hadn't had any love in months
He has a very complicated love life

Love

Have a great affection or liking for;
I love French food
She loves her boss and works hard for him

Love

Get pleasure from;
I love cooking

Love

Be enamored or in love with;
She loves her husband deeply

Love

Have sexual intercourse with;
This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
Adam knew Eve
Were you ever intimate with this man?

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