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Meaning of PROCEED

Pronunciation:  [n]'prowseed, [v]pru'seed, pru'seed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"
  2. [v]  continue with one's activities; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
  3. [v]  move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
  4. [v]  follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"
  5. [v]  continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"

PROCEED is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: carry on, continue, continue, continue, go, go, go along, go forward, go on, go on, keep, move
 Antonyms: discontinue
 See Also: act, act, come, come about, do, drag, drag on, drag out, embark, fare, get along, go, go on, hap, happen, head, hold, jog, keep going, limp, locomote, make out, move, move, occur, pass, pass off, ramble, ramble on, ride, roar, run on, segue, speak, steamroll, steamroller, take place, talk, trace, travel, venture, wander, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pro*ceed"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Proceeded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Proceeding}.] [F. proc['e]der. fr. L. procedere,
    processum, to go before, to proceed; pro forward + cedere to
    move. See {Cede}.]
    1. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to
       continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a
             If thou proceed in this thy insolence. --Shak.
    2. To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as,
       to proceed with a story or argument.
    3. To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come
       from; as, light proceeds from the sun.
             I proceeded forth and came from God.  --John viii.
             It proceeds from policy, not love.    --Shak.
    4. 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.
             He that proceeds upon other principles in his
             inquiry.                              --Locke.
    5. To be transacted; to take place; to occur. [Obs.]
             He will, after his sour fashion, tell you What hath
             proceeded worthy note to-day.         --Shak.
    6. To have application or effect; to operate.
             This rule only proceeds and takes place when a
             person can not of common law condemn another by his
             sentence.                             --Ayliffe.
    7. (Law) To begin and carry on a legal process.
    Syn: To advance; go on; continue; progress; issue; arise;
  2. \Pro"ceed\, n.
    See {Proceeds}. [Obs.] --Howell.