Definition of Proceed

1. Verb. Continue talking. "Carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

Exact synonyms: Carry On, Continue, Go On
Specialized synonyms: Segue, Jog, Ramble, Ramble On
Generic synonyms: Speak, Talk
Derivative terms: Continuation, Continuation

2. Verb. Move ahead; travel onward in time or space. "They proceed up the hill"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
Exact synonyms: Continue, Go Forward
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Head, Trace, Roar, Limp, Wander
Related verbs: Bear On, Carry On, Continue, Preserve, Uphold
Derivative terms: Continuation, Procession

3. Verb. Follow a procedure or take a course. "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"
Exact synonyms: Go, Move
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Specialized synonyms: Work, Embark, Venture, Steamroll, Steamroller
Derivative terms: Procedure, Proceeding, Proceedings

4. Verb. Follow a certain course. "How did your interview go?"
Exact synonyms: Go
Generic synonyms: Come About, Fall Out, Go On, Hap, Happen, Occur, Pass, Pass Off, Take Place
Specialized synonyms: Drag, Drag On, Drag Out, Come, Do, Fare, Get Along, Make Out

5. Verb. Continue a certain state, condition, or activity. "They proceed moving "; "We went on working until well past midnight"
Exact synonyms: Continue, Go Along, Go On, Keep
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Related verbs: Bear On, Carry On, Continue, Preserve, Uphold, Continue
Specialized synonyms: Hold, Keep Going, Run On, Ride
Derivative terms: Continuance, Continuation, Continuation
Antonyms: Discontinue

Definition of Proceed

1. v. i. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey.

2. n. See Proceeds.

Definition of Proceed

1. Verb. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun. ¹

2. Verb. To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another. ¹

3. Verb. To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from. ¹

4. Verb. To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method; to prosecute a design. (rfex) ¹

5. Verb. To be transacted; to take place; to occur. (rfex) ¹

6. Verb. To have application or effect; to operate. (rfex) ¹

7. Verb. To begin and carry on a legal process. (rfex) ¹

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Definition of Proceed

1. to go forward or onward [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proceed

procedural law
procedure division
proceed (current term)
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Literary usage of Proceed

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress, from this World to that which is to Come by John Bunyan (1806)
"They proceed to the Delectable Mountains, WELL, the time drew on that the pilgrims must go on their way ; therefore they prepared for their journey ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"Whereupon they proceed to make a law which fixes a sum of money as the qualification of citizenship ..."

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