To better prevent an accident like the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, there must be a high regard given to matters of safety.
The underlined 'regard' is closest in meaning to ________.
A. respect B. concern C. standard D. education
The given answer is B. But does 'a high concern' equal 'a high regard'?
Thank you in advance.
In this context, yes.