AskDefine | Define proceed

Dictionary Definition

proceed

Verb

1 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" [syn: continue, go on, carry on]
2 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" [syn: go forward, continue]
3 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" [syn: go, move]
4 follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?" [syn: go]
5 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" [syn: continue, go on, go along, keep] [ant: discontinue]

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English

Etymology

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey.
  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.
  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.
  5. To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
  6. To have application or effect; to operate.
  7. To begin and carry on a legal process.

Usage notes

Translations

go forward
pass from one point to another
come forth as a source or origin
go on in an orderly or regulated manner
take place
have application or effect
begin and carry on a legal process

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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