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Definitions of proceed

  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"
  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"
  3. 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"
  4. follow a certain course; " The inauguration went well"; " how did your interview go?"
  5. 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"
  6. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey.
  7. To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as, to proceed with a story or argument.
  8. To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from; as, light proceeds from the sun.
  9. 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.
  10. To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
  11. To have application or effect; to operate.
  12. See Proceeds.
  13. To go on or forward; continue; to issue or come forth, as from a source; to carry on an action in an orderly way; carry on a legal action.
  14. Money resulting from a commercial transaction.
  15. To go forward: to advance: to issue: to be produced: to prosecute.
  16. To go forward; issue; prosecute.
  17. To go on or forward; continue.
  18. To issue or come, as from some source.
  19. To move or go on from one point to another; to issue; to come from; to prosecute any design; to make progress; to begin and carry on; to act.
  20. To advance; to make progress; to come, as from a source; to emanate; to begin and carry on; to conduct; to prosecute any design; to have a course.

Usage examples for proceed

  1. But it did not proceed there directly. – Crecy by Hilaire Belloc
  2. If you are determined to go, then proceed, and take me with you." – Bagh O Bahar, Or Tales of the Four Darweshes by Mir Amman of Dihli
  3. It was to one of these streets that Cartoner had told his driver to proceed, and the man had some difficulty in finding the number. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. He ordered Admiral Persano to leave two ships of war to cover Garibaldi's passage to the mainland, and with one ship to proceed to Naples himself, and there excite insurrection and win over the Neapolitan fleet to the flag of Victor Emmanuel. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  5. Now farewell, and let me proceed on my agreeable journey. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  6. Now we are ready to proceed to business. – Frank Merriwell's Chums by Burt L. Standish
  7. Then do stones proceed from water? – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  8. He was evidently at a loss how to proceed. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  9. Yet events were allowed to proceed to that end. – Youth by Isaac Asimov
  10. She had a paper in her pocket, and on the paper was written the order of her mission; the order ran clearly: " To take one officer to the demobolisation centre at Amiens and proceed to Charleville"; but the familiar words " and return" were not upon it. – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  11. Couldn't you first try to turn back, take some other direction and see how far you could proceed? – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  12. Well, how shall I proceed when she does come? – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  13. Thus we determined to proceed. – The Lonely House by Adolph Streckfuss
  14. " I am sorry to have to tell you, my lord," said the laird, re- entering, " that both our roads and your horses are in such a state that it is impossible you should proceed to- day." – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  15. I bade my gentlemen, save one, proceed to Bleiberg. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
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