Regard vs Observance - What's the difference?

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Regard is a related term of observance.


As nouns the difference between regard and observance

is that regard is a steady look, a gaze while observance is the practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule.

As a verb regard

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

regard

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Alternative forms

* (all obsolete)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) reguard, reguarde, from early (etyl) regard, from , from (etyl) reguarder. Attested in Middle English starting around the mid 14th century. Compare guard'', ''reward .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A steady look, a gaze.
  • * 1982 , (Lawrence Durrell), Constance'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 750:
  • He bathed in the memory of her blondness, of her warm blue regard , and the sentiment permeated his sensibility with tenderness made the more rich because its object was someone long since dead.
  • One's concern for another; esteem.
  • * 1842 , Treuttel and W├╝rtz, The Foreign Quarterly Review , page 144:
  • This attempt will be made with every regard to the difficulty of the undertaking[...].
  • * 1903 , Kentucky Mines and Minerals Dept, Annual Report , page 186:
  • We are spending a lot of money trying to put this mine in shape; we are anxious to comply with the wishes of your office in every regard [...].
  • * 1989 , Leonard W. Poon, David C. Rubin, Barbara A. Wilson, Everyday Cognition in Adulthood and Late Life , Cambridge University Press, page 399:
  • These problems were not traditional problems with realistic stimuli, but rather were realistic in every regard .
    Derived terms
    * disregard * in regard * regardable

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) regarder, from (etyl) reguarder. First attested in late Middle English, circa the early 15th century.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To set store by (something), to hold (someone) in esteem; to consider to have value, to respect.
  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Luke XVIII:
  • There was a Judge in a certaine cite, which feared not god nether regarded man.
  • To look at; to observe.
  • She regarded us warily.
  • 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.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Your niece regards me with an eye of favour.
  • * Macaulay
  • His associates seem to have regarded him with kindness.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 5 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=For Liverpool, their season will now be regarded as a relative disappointment after failure to add the FA Cup to the Carling Cup and not mounting a challenge to reach the Champions League places.}}
  • (archaic) To take notice of, pay attention to.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If much you note him, / You offend him; feed, and regard him not.
  • To face toward.
  • * Sandys
  • It is a peninsula, which regardeth the main land.
  • * John Evelyn
  • that exceedingly beautiful seat of my Lord Pembroke, on the ascent of a hill, flanked with wood, and regarding the river
  • To have to do with, to concern.
  • That argument does not regard the question.
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  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * regarder * regardless * self-regarding

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    observance

    Alternative forms

    * observaunce (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule
  • The custom of celebrating a holiday or similar occasion
  • Observation or the act of watching
  • (religion) A rule governing a religious order, especially in the Roman Catholic church