Allude vs Regard - What's the difference?

allude | regard | Related terms |

Allude is a related term of regard.

In lang=en terms the difference between allude and regard

is that allude is to refer to something indirectly or by suggestion while regard is to have to do with, to concern.

As verbs the difference between allude and regard

is that allude is to refer to something indirectly or by suggestion while regard is (obsolete) to set store by (something), to hold (someone) in esteem; to consider to have value, to respect.

As a noun regard is

a steady look, a gaze.




  • To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.
  • * 1597 , , Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity , Book V, Chapter xxix.3, 1841 ed., page 523:
  • These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such ministerial garments as were then in use.
  • * 1846 , George Luxford, Edward Newman, The Phytologist: a popular botanical miscellany: Volume 2, Part 2 , page 474
  • It was aptly said by Newton that "whatever is not deduced from facts must be regarded as hypothesis," but hypothesis appears to us a title too honourable for the crude guessings to which we allude .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Robert L. Dorit , title=Rereading Darwin , volume=100, issue=1, page=23 , magazine= citation , passage=We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year.}}


    * advert, hint, imply, indicate, insinuate, intimate, point, refer, signify, suggest

    Derived terms

    * allusive * allusion




    * ----



    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 .


    (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.


    (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.
  • *
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * regarder * regardless * self-regarding




    * ----