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proceed

verb pro·ceed \prō-ˈsēd, prə-\

: to continue to do something

: to continue being done

: to do something after you have done something else

Full Definition of PROCEED

intransitive verb
1
:  to come forth from a source :  issue <strange sounds proceeded from the room>
2
a :  to continue after a pause or interruption
b :  to go on in an orderly regulated way
3
a :  to begin and carry on an action, process, or movement
b :  to be in the process of being accomplished <the work is proceeding well>
4
:  to move along a course :  advance

Examples of PROCEED

  1. After the interruption, she proceeded with her presentation.
  2. Before we proceed further, does anyone have any questions?
  3. We will proceed according to plan.
  4. We may not be able to proceed as planned.
  5. The problems have been fixed and the work can now proceed.
  6. All passengers must proceed to the baggage claim area.
  7. The crowd proceeded toward the exits.
  8. The troops proceeded north along the river.
  9. Tenet's problem is that the intelligence and the war proceeded in lockstep: no intelligence, no war. —Thomas Powers, New York Review of Books, 19 July 2007

Origin of PROCEED

Middle English proceden, from Anglo-French proceder, from Latin procedere, from pro- forward + cedere to go — more at pro-
First Known Use: 14th century

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