Meaning of have regard to in English:

have regard to


  • Pay careful attention to.

    ‘it is necessary to have regard to changes in attitude’
    • ‘the sum is reasonable having regard to the length of service’
    • ‘In assessing whether the dealing is fair the court can have regard to the actual purpose of the work.’
    • ‘Public authorities will inevitably have regard to a wide range of factors when deciding on the balance between the public interest in disclosure and the public interest in maintaining an exemption.’
    • ‘One must have regard to the purpose of the distinction.’
    • ‘The court should have regard to the serious injuries which he had suffered and from which he would suffer for the rest of his life.’
    • ‘As trustees we have to have regard to Sir Edward's stated desire to support the teaching of music and sailing.’