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1

Also, do credit to someone. Be a source of honor, distinction, or pride. For example, She did us proud, handling the problem with such aplomb, or Your new title does you credit. [Early 1800s]

2

Treat someone or oneself generously or extravagantly, as in You really did us proud with that banquet. [Early 1800s]

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