proceed

verb
ADVERB
apace, quickly, rapidly

Work is now proceeding apace.

slowly
carefully, cautiously, with caution

It will be necessary to proceed with caution.

smoothly
normally

At first everything proceeded normally.

directly

In some cases appeals may proceed directly from the High Court to the House of Lords.

accordingly

I will remember your advice and proceed accordingly.

further
forward, onward (esp. AmE)

With no more questions, he proceeded onward.

back

She proceeded back to her office.

VERB + PROCEED
be able to
decide to, intend to, want to, wish to
allow sb/sth to, enable sb/sth to

This project cannot be allowed to proceed.

instruct sb to, tell sb to

I will instruct my lawyer to proceed with the preparation of draft contracts.

be unable to
PREPOSITION
along

Proceed along the Botley Road.

down, into

These students then proceed out into the world to positions of leadership.

through, to

students who wish to proceed to college

towards/toward

Jacob proceeded towards/toward the steps.

up

I nodded and proceeded up the stairs.

with

She decided not to proceed with the treatment.

PHRASES
proceed on the basis of sth

The council must proceed on the basis of the vote.

Proceed is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑conversation, ↑evolution, ↑meeting, ↑sale, ↑scheme, ↑transaction, ↑trial

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  • Proceed — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proceed — I (continue) verb begin again, begin where one left off, carry on, get back to work, get on, recommence, reinstate, renew, resume, return, take up again II (co forward) verb act, advance, arise, emanate, ensue, extend, flow, follow, follow a… …   Law dictionary

  • proceed — [v1] physically or mentally carry on, carry out advance, continue, fare, get, get going, get on with, get under way*, go ahead, go on, hie, journey, make a start, march, move on, move out, pass, press on, progress, push on, repair, set in motion …   New thesaurus

  • proceed — [prō sēd′, prəsēd′] vi. [ME proceden < MFr proceder < L procedere < pro , forward + cedere, to go: see PRO 2 & CEDE] 1. to advance or go on, esp. after stopping 2. to go on speaking, esp. after an interruption 3. to undertake and carry… …   English World dictionary

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  • Proceed — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) EBM, Elektro Gründung 1999 Website http://www.proce …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • proceed to — index assume (undertake) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • proceed — (v.) late 14c., to go on, also to emanate from, from O.Fr. proceder (13c.) and directly from L. procedere go forward, advance, from pro forward (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + cedere to go (see CEDE (Cf. cede)) Proceeds (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • proceed — issue, emanate, stem, flow, derive, *spring, arise, rise, originate Analogous words: *follow, succeed, ensue: *come, arrive …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • proceed — ► VERB 1) begin a course of action. 2) go on to do something. 3) (of an action) carry on or continue. 4) move forward. 5) Law start a lawsuit against someone. ORIGIN Latin procedere, from pro forward + cedere go …   English terms dictionary

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