What does proceed mean?
Definitions for proceed
prəˈsid; ˈproʊ sidpro·ceed
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word proceed.
continue, go on, carry on, proceedverb
"I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
proceed, go forward, continueverb
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"
go, proceed, moveverb
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"
follow a certain course
"The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"
continue, go on, proceed, go along, keepverb
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"
To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun.
to proceed on a journey.
To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another.
To proceed with a story or argument.
To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from.
Light proceeds from the sun.
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.
To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
To have application or effect; to operate.
To begin and carry on a legal process.
Etymology: From proceder, from procedere, from pro + cedere; see cede.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Produce: as, the proceeds of an estate. Clarissa. Not an imitable word, though much used in law writings.
Etymology: from the verb.
Etymology: procedo, Lat. proceder, Fr.
Proceeded thus to ask his heav’nly guest. John Milton.
Then to the prelude of a war proceeds;
His horns, yet sore, he tries against a tree. Dryden.
I shall proceed to more complex ideas. John Locke.
Temp’rately proceed to what you would
Thus violently redress. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
These things, when they proceed not, they go backward. Ben Jonson, Catiline.
I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Jo. viii. 42.
He ask’d a clear stage for his muse to proceed in. Anon.
A dagger of the mind, a false creation
Proceeding from the heat oppressed brain. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
From me what proceed
But all corrupt, both mind and will both deprav’d. John Milton.
All this proceeded not from any want of knowledge. Dryd.
He that proceeds upon other principles, in his enquiry into any sciences, posts himself in a party. John Locke.
Since husbandry is of large extent, the poet singles out such precepts to proceed on, as are capable of ornament. Addis.
He will, after his sour fashion tell you,
What hath proceeded worthy note to-day. William Shakespeare.
Proceeded, and oppression and sword law
Through all the plain. John Milton.
Proceed by process, lest parties break out,
And sack great Rome with Romans. William Shakespeare.
Instead of a ship, to levy upon his county such a sum of money for his majesty’s use, with direction in what manner he should proceed against such as refused. Edward Hyde.
To judgment he proceeded on th’ accus’d. John Milton.
From them I will not hide
My judgments, how with mankind I proceed;
As how with peccant angels late they saw. John Milton.
How severely with themselves proceed,
The men who write such verse as who can read?
Their own strict judges, not a word they spare,
That wants or force, or light, or weight, or care. Alexander Pope.
This rule only proceeds and takes place, when a person cannot of common law condemn another by his sentence. John Ayliffe.
From my loins thou shalt proceed. John Milton.
O Adam, one Almighty is, from whom
All things proceed, and up to him return. John Milton.
to move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey
to pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as, to proceed with a story or argument
to issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from; as, light proceeds from the sun
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
to be transacted; to take place; to occur
to have application or effect; to operate
to begin and carry on a legal process
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prō-sēd′, v.i. to go forward: to advance: to act according to a method: to go from point to point: to issue: to be produced: to prosecute: to take an academic degree: (Shak.) to be transacted, done.—ns. Procē′dure, the act of proceeding or moving forward: a step taken or an act performed: progress: process: conduct; Proceed′er, one who goes forward or makes progress; Proceed′ing, a going forward: progress: step: operation: transaction: (pl.) a record of the transactions of a society: (Shak.) advancement.—n.pl. Pro′ceeds, the money arising from anything: rent: produce.—Special proceeding, a judicial proceeding other than an action, as, for example, a writ of mandamus; Summary proceedings, certain statutory remedies taken without the formal bringing of an action by process and pleading. [Fr. procéder—L. procedĕre—pro, before, cedĕre, cessum, to go.]
The aircraft control authority give permission for the flight to proceed to the runway.
Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020
Proceed vs. Precede -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Proceed and Precede.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'proceed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4380
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'proceed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3850
Rank popularity for the word 'proceed' in Nouns Frequency: #2910
Rank popularity for the word 'proceed' in Verbs Frequency: #449
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The numerical value of proceed in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of proceed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of proceed in a Sentence
We believe there was some distraction that caused her to fail to enter timely and failed to just directly proceed on a green light, actually we met with Ms. Williams’ attorneys in the hallway prior to the hearing.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen:
Given the risks to the outlook, I consider it appropriate for the Committee to proceed cautiously in adjusting policy.
I know many of you think we should have labeled the President's posts in some way last week, in general, I worry that this approach has a risk of leading us to editorialize on content we don't like even if it doesn't violate our policies, so I think we need to proceed very carefully.
To some extent I'm still nervous. I think we live in a time where sort of normal decency and normal rules don't seem to apply, and people can be quite vicious, so I'm not cavalier about our situation. ... We try to proceed at each step cautiously while at the same time doing what we have to do.
I'm directing our six committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry.
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- proceder, continuarSpanish
- lähteä, edetä, jatkaaFinnish
- leanScottish Gaelic
- zajlik, haladHungarian
- hoake, nawaki, manatuMāori
- doorgaan, voortkomen, afkomstig zijn van, verdergaanDutch
- приступи́ть, продолжа́ть, изойти́, состоя́ться, отправля́ться, продо́лжить, происходи́ть, исходи́ть, отпра́виться, приступа́ть, произойти́Russian
- devam etmek, gitmek, ilerlemekTurkish
- tiến hànhVietnamese
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