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adjective     proud pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    feeling happy about your achievements, your possessions, or people who you are connected with
    proud of:

    We’re so proud of her for telling the truth.

    be proud to do something:

    I’m proud to say we made the right decision.

    the proud owner of something:

    The next day I became the proud owner of a full set of tools.

    proud (that):

    We’re proud that they choose our hotel for their conferences.

    make someone proud (=do something good that makes people you are connected with feel proud):

    You’ve made your mother very proud.

    1. a.
      used about things you are proud of

      The country has a proud record of sporting achievement.

    2. b.
      used about someone who feels so proud that they think they are better than other people
  2. 2
    a proud person does not like other people to help them or to think they are weak

    a proud and independent nation of people

    be too proud to do something:

    I was too proud to admit I didn’t understand anything she said.

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     proudly pronunciation in American English
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