Proceed Definition

prō-sēd, prə-
proceeded, proceeding, proceeds
proceeded, proceeding, proceeds
To advance or go on, esp. after stopping.
Webster's New World
To go on speaking, esp. after an interruption.
Webster's New World
To undertake and carry on some action.
To proceed to eat one's dinner.
Webster's New World
To move along or be carried on.
A project that is proceeding well.
Webster's New World
To take legal action.
Webster's New World
The amount of money derived from a commercial or fundraising venture; the yield.
American Heritage

Origin of Proceed

  • From Old French proceder, from Latin procedere (“to go forth, go forward, advance, come forth, issue, go on, result, proceed"), from pro (“forth") + cedere (“to go"); see cede.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English proceden from Old French proceder from Latin prōcēdere prō- forward pro–1 cēdere to go ked- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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