adjective, proud·er, proud·est.
- to be a source of pride or credit to a person: His conduct in such a difficult situation did him proud.
- to treat someone or oneself generously or lavishly: You really did us proud with this supper.
Origin of proud
SYNONYMS FOR proud
Examples from the Web for proud
I had wanted to give him something, something to make him proud.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She added: “NBC News is proud to have David in the important anchor chair of ‘Meet the Press.’ ”David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown|Lloyd Grove|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We proud skeptics would rather trust the demonstrable facts than the alleged truth.
“We are proud of the work we have done for our country,” Mitchell and Jessen have said in a joint statement.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the proud stone lion that once stood atop the tomb, as Peristeri has often maintained, suggests a male occupant and a warrior.
The proud Miss Althea Beekman, the dignified descendant of a long line of ancestors, turned red.By Advice of Counsel|Arthur Train
He glanced round at us; there was a proud smile on his resolute face; his eyes glowed with fiery ardour.For The Admiral|W.J. Marx
Yes, I am proud of my dear daughter whom I have not seen in fifteen years.The Girls at Mount Morris|Amanda Minnie Douglas
"And the best campaign managers," added Uncle John, with a proud smile.Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work|Edith Van Dyne
The road forked, and he turned to Ali Suleiman, who had marched near him from the start, in the proud capacity of guide.Cupid in Africa|P. C. Wren
British Dictionary definitions for proud
- to entertain someone on a grand scalethey did us proud at the hotel
- to honour or distinguish a personhis honesty did him proud
Derived Formsproudly, adverbproudness, noun
Word Origin for proud
Idioms and Phrases with proud
In addition to the idiom beginning with proud
- proud as a peacock
- do someone proud