Proceed meaning

prō-sēd', prə-
To move on in an orderly manner.

Business proceeded as usual.

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To begin to carry on an action or a process.

Looked surprised, then proceeded to roar with laughter.

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The amount of money derived from a commercial or fundraising venture; the yield.
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Proceed means to take legal action.

An example of proceed is filing a lawsuit against a business.

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To go forward or onward, especially after an interruption; continue.

Proceeded to his destination; paused to clear her throat, then proceeded.

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Proceed is defined as to continue after stopping.

An example of to proceed is going into the other country after stopping at a border check.

An example of to proceed is the direction given to a student who gets nervous during a speech.

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To come from a source; originate or issue.

Behavior proceeding from hidden motives.

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To institute and pursue legal action.

Proceeded against the defaulting debtor.

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To advance or go on, esp. after stopping.
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To go on speaking, esp. after an interruption.
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To undertake and carry on some action.

To proceed to eat one's dinner.

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To move along or be carried on.

A project that is proceeding well.

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To take legal action.
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To come forth, issue, or arise (from)
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To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun.

To proceed on a journey.

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

To proceed with a story or argument.

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

Light proceeds from the sun.

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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.
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To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
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To have application or effect; to operate.
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To begin and carry on a legal process.
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To proceed is defined as to begin to make progress on something.

An example of proceed is what is said when you are beginning a test.

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Origin of proceed

  • 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
  • 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