Definition of proceed
- strange sounds proceeded from the room
- the work is proceeding well
After the interruption, she proceeded with her presentation.
“Before we proceed further, does anyone have any questions?”
We will proceed according to plan.
We may not be able to proceed as planned.
The problems have been fixed and the work can now proceed.
All passengers must proceed to the baggage claim area.
The crowd proceeded toward the exits.
The troops proceeded north along the river.
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: to continue to do something
: to continue being done
: to do something after you have done something else
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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