take pride in

Definition of take pride in

  1. :  to be proud of He takes pride in his work.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  the quality or state of being proud: such as

    :  inordinate self-esteem :  conceit

    :  a reasonable or justifiable self-respect

  1. :  to indulge (as oneself) in pride

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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