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US /praʊd/ 
UK /praʊd/ 

feeling pleasure and satisfaction because you or people connected with you have done or got something good

Persian equivalent: 

سرفراز، سربلند، مفتخر (از)


I am proud of you.

به‌ تو افتخار مى‌كنم‌.‏

Oxford Essential Dictionary


 adjective (prouder, proudest)

1 pleased about something that you or others have done or about something that you have:
They are very proud of their new house.

2 thinking that you are better than other people:
She was too proud to say she was sorry.
The noun is pride.

>> proudly adverb:
'I made this myself,' he said proudly.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


proud S2 W3 /praʊd/ BrE AmE adjective (comparative prouder, superlative proudest)
[Date: 1100-1200; Language: Old French; Origin: prod, prud, prou 'good, brave', from Late Latin prode 'advantage, advantageous', from Latin prodesse 'to be advantageous']
1. PLEASED feeling pleased about something that you have done or something that you own, or about someone or something you are involved with or related to ⇨ pride OPP ashamed
proud of
Her parents are very proud of her.
You should be proud of yourself.
His past record is certainly something to be proud of.
be justly/rightly proud of something (=have good reasons for being proud)
The company is justly proud of its achievements.
proud to do/be something
Seven-year-old Ian is proud to have earned his red belt in karate.
proud (that)
She was proud that the magazine had agreed to publish one of her stories.
Seth was the proud owner of a new sports car.
2. proudest moment/achievement/possession the moment etc that makes you feel most proud:
His proudest moment was winning the European Cup final.
3. TOO HIGH OPINION thinking that you are more important, skilful etc than you really are – used to show disapproval ⇨ pride:
a proud man who would not admit his mistakes
4. GREAT SELF-RESPECT having respect for yourself, so that you are embarrassed to ask for help when you are in a difficult situation ⇨ pride:
Some farmers were too proud to ask for government help.
5. do somebody proud
a) informal to make people feel proud of you by doing something well:
I tried to do my country proud.
b) old-fashioned to treat someone well by providing them with good food or entertainment
6. IMPRESSIVE literary tall and impressive
—proudly adverb
• • •
■ adverbs
very/really proud Your family must be very proud of you.
justifiably/justly/rightly proud (=with good reason) He is justifiably proud of what he and his father achieved.
fiercely proud They are fiercely proud of their native land.
immensely/intensely/inordinately proud (=extremely proud) He said he was immensely proud to have been elected Prime Minister. | She was intensely proud of being Japanese.
■ nouns
the proud owner (of something) (also the proud possessor of something formal) She is now the proud owner of a four-bedroomed house.
a proud mother/father/parent Mark is the proud father of a three-week-old baby boy.
• • •
proud very pleased with what you, your family, or your country have achieved, or of something you own: I felt so proud when my son graduated from college. | Judith’s very proud of her new Ferrari.
pleased with yourself feeling pleased because something good has happened, especially because you think you have been very clever, skilful etc: He was smoking a big cigar and was obviously pleased with himself. | I’d made a big profit and was feeling pretty pleased with myself.
arrogant disapproving behaving in an unpleasant and annoying way, because you think you are better or know more than other people, and that your opinions are always right: He was arrogant and regarded people who disagreed with him as fools. | his arrogant attitude to women
vain disapproving too proud of your appearance, in a way that annoys other people: He’s so vain – he thinks all the girls fancy him.
conceited/big-headed disapproving proud of yourself because you think you are very intelligent, skilful, beautiful etc, especially without good reason and in a way that annoys people: Stewart’s the most arrogant conceited person I’ve ever known. | She was offered a brilliant job and became incredibly big-headed overnight.
pompous disapproving thinking that you are much more important than you really are, and using very long and formal words to try to sound important: The clerk was a pompous little man with glasses. | a pompous speech
smug disapproving pleased with yourself in a quiet but annoying way because you think you are in a better position than other people: Milly was looking very smug about coming top of the class. | a smug expression
self-satisfied disapproving pleased with what you have achieved and showing it clearly in an annoying way: She glared angrily into his self-satisfied face. | a self-satisfied grin

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary




proud [proud prouder proudest] adjective, adverb   [praʊd]    [praʊd] 


adjective (proud·er, proud·est



1. feeling pleased and satisfied about sth that you own or have done, or are connected with
proud parents
the proud owner of a new car
~ of sb/sth/yourself Your achievements are something to be proud of.
He was proud of himself for not giving up.
~ to be/have sth I feel very proud to be a part of the team.
~ that… She was proud that her daughter had so much talent.

see also  house-proud

2. only before noun causing sb to feel pride
This is the proudest moment of my life.
• It was a proud day in the nation's history

• The car had been his proudest possession.  




3. (disapproving) feeling that you are better and more important than other people
Syn:  arrogant

• She was too proud to admit she could be wrong.  




4. having respect for yourself and not wanting to lose the respect of others
• They were a proud and independent people.

• Don't be too proud to ask for help.  




5. (literary) beautiful, tall and impressive
The sunflowers stretched tall and proud to the sun.
see also  pride  
Word Origin:
late Old English prūt, prūd ‘having a high opinion of one's own worth’, from Old French prud ‘valiant’, based on Latin prodesse ‘be of value’.  
proud adj.
She was very proud of her achievements.
proud/pleased/delighted/happy that…
proud/pleased/delighted/happy to see/hear/find/know
proud/pleased/delighted/happy to say (that…)
2. (disapproving)
He was too proud to admit that he was wrong.
arrogantvainconceitedpompousself-importantboastfulsuperior|informal cocky|especially written haughty
Opp: humble, Opp: modest
a/an proud/arrogant/vain/conceited/pompous/self-important/haughty man
a/an proud/arrogant/vain/conceited/haughty woman
3. (often approving)
They were a proud and independent people.
self-respecting|approving dignified
a proud/self-respecting/dignified man/woman  
happy pleased delighted proud relieved thrilled
These words all describe people feeling happy about sth that has happened or is going to happen.
glad[not usually before noun] happy about sth or grateful for it: He was glad he'd come. She was glad when the meeting was over.
happypleased about sth nice that you have to do or sth that has happened to sb: We are happy to announce the engagement of our daughter.
pleased[not before noun] happy about sth that has happened or sth that you have to do: She was very pleased with her exam results. You're coming? I'm so pleased.
glad, happy or pleased?
Feeling pleased can suggest that you have judged sb/sth and approve of them. Feeling glad can be more about feeling grateful for sth. You cannot be ‘glad with sb’: The boss should be glad with you. Happy can mean glad, pleased or satisfied.
delightedvery pleased about sth; very happy to do sth; showing your delight: I'm delighted at your news.
Delighted is often used to accept an invitation: ‘Can you stay for dinner?’ ‘I'd be delighted (to).’
proudpleased and satisfied about sth that you own or have done, or are connected with: proud parents He was proud of himself for not giving up.
relievedfeeling happy because sth unpleasant has stopped or has not happened; showing this: You'll be relieved to know your jobs are safe.
thrilled[not before noun] (rather informal) extremely pleased and excited about sth: I was thrilled to be invited.
delighted or thrilled?
Thrilled may express a stronger feeling than delighted, but delighted can be made stronger with absolutely, more than or only too. Thrilled can be made negative and ironic with not exactly or less than: She was not exactly thrilled at the prospect of looking after her niece.
glad/happy/pleased/delighted/relieved/thrilled about sth
pleased/delighted/relieved/thrilled at sth
glad/happy/pleased/delighted/thrilled for sb
glad/happy/pleased/delighted/proud/relieved/thrilled that…/to see/hear/find/know…
very glad/happy/pleased/proud/relieved
absolutely delighted/thrilled 
Example Bank:
He seemed almost proud of his practical incompetence.
He was more than a little proud of himself.
He was not vain, but he was quietly proud of his achievements.
He was tremendously proud of himself.
Londoners have long been perversely proud of a health service that does not serve them well.
She was fiercely proud of family traditions and continuity.
We are all really proud of you!
What has become of this once proud nation?
Don't be too proud to ask for advice.
He was too proud now to be seen with his former friends.
She's a very proud woman who refuses to ask for help.
• Your achievements are something to be proud of.

Idioms: do somebody proud  do yourself proud 

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

proud / praʊd / adjective (SATISFIED)

B1 feeling pleasure and satisfaction because you or people connected with you have done or got something good:

You must be very proud of your son.

We're particularly proud of our company's environmental record.

When she received her prize I think I was the proudest parent on the face of the earth.

[ + to infinitive ] I'm very proud to have been involved in this project.

[ + (that) ] I was so proud (that) my son had been chosen for the national team.

→  See also houseproud


proud / praʊd / adjective approving (RESPECTING YOURSELF)

having or showing respect for yourself:

We Albanians are a proud people.

He might be poor but he's also proud, and he won't be pushed around by anyone.


proud / praʊd / adjective disapproving (FEELING IMPORTANT)

B2 feeling that you are better and more important than other people:

Come on, admit you're wrong and don't be so proud.

She knows she's lost, but she's too proud to admit it.


proud / praʊd / adjective , adverb mainly UK specialized

sticking out from the surrounding area:

Sand the surface with abrasive paper until no flakes of paint stand proud of the surface.

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Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary


 prouder, proudest

 1) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ of n, ADJ that/to-inf If you feel proud, you feel pleased about something good that you possess or have done, or about something good that a person close to you has done.
  I felt proud of his efforts...
  They are proud that she is doing well at school...
  I am proud to be a Canadian...
  Derek is now the proud father of a bouncing baby girl.
  Derived words:
  proudly ADV-GRADED ADV with v `That's the first part finished,' he said proudly.
 2) ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n, usu ADJ-superl Your proudest moments or achievements are the ones that you are most proud of.
  This must have been one of the proudest moments of his busy and hard working life.
 3) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is proud has respect for themselves and does not want to lose the respect that other people have for them.
  He was too proud to ask his family for help and support...
  We are a proud people. We are not used to begging or taking things.
 4) ADJ-GRADED (disapproval) Someone who is proud feels that they are better or more important than other people.
  She was said to be proud and arrogant.
  arrogant, vain
 5) ADJ: ADJ after v If one object stands proud of another object that it is attached to or next to, it extends beyond it. [BRIT, OLD-FASHIONED]
  The handles stand proud of the doors of the car.
 6) PHRASE: V inflects If someone does you proud, they treat you very well, for example by welcoming you and giving you good food and entertainment. [INFORMAL]
  The hotel has indeed done them proud.


Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary: 



proud /ˈpraʊd/ adj proud·er; -est [or more ~; most ~]
1 a : very happy and pleased because of something you have done, something you own, someone you know or are related to, etc. : feeling pride
• They are the proud parents of a hero.
• I was proud that I never gave in.
• She's the proud owner of a new car.
- often + of
• I am proud of what we have accomplished.
• She's very proud of her daughter.
• He has a record to be proud of.
- sometimes followed by to + verb
• I'm proud to know him.
b : causing someone to feel very happy and pleased : causing a feeling of pride
• It was one of the proudest moments of my life. [=when I felt most proud]
• Her proudest accomplishment was to finish school.
2 disapproving : having or showing the attitude of people who think that they are better or more important than others : having or showing too much pride
• He has a proud manner.
• a proud and opinionated person
3 : not wanting to lose the respect of other people : not willing to accept help from other people
• She's too proud to accept their charity.
4 : excellent or impressive
• They have a proud record of public service.
• a proud [=large and impressive] castle
5 literary of an animal : having a lot of strength and spirit
• a proud horse/stallion
do (someone) proud : to give someone a reason to feel proud
• It did me proud [=made me feel proud] to watch her graduate from college.
• She did her family proud by standing up for her beliefs.
• His performance in the game did us (all) proud.
• She did herself proud. [=she did well; she did something that she can be proud of]
- proud·ly adv
• The new citizen was standing proudly and happily with his family.
• He spoke proudly of his son's achievements.
• She proudly showed off her awards.
• The building stands proudly on a hillside.


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