Definition of proceed
1 : to come forth from a source : issue strange sounds proceeded from the room
2a : to continue after a pause or interruptionb : to go on in an orderly regulated way
3a : to begin and carry on an action, process, or movementb : to be in the process of being accomplished the work is proceeding well
4 : to move along a course : advance
Examples of proceed in a Sentence
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
But we're both gasping, and proceed to play the ugliest, slowest game in history. —S. L. Price, Sports Illustrated, 31 Dec. 2007
That ash includes light particles that strong winds proceed to carry over much of the country … —Jared M. Diamond, Collapse, 2005
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.
Recent Examples of proceed from the Web
Said glam squad proceeded to apply latex to her forehead and create impressively realistic head and leg wounds with their special effects skills.
Other reconstruction operations are proceeding slowly, too.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled 2-to-1 to let the regulations, which were scheduled to take effect in June, proceed.
The letter indicated Sambor wouldn't proceed with the relocation unless the village endorses the tax break.
For all other manner of fun activities, some of which still include fireworks, proceed.
Bingo Proceeds support Dale City Knights of Columbus activities and charities.
Judge Laura Halgren scheduled a status conference for Thursday, when the attorneys will discuss how to proceed.
But Clinton then proceeded to talk for nearly half an hour about his grandchildren, about golf, and about travel, according to Lynch.
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Synonym Discussion of proceed
PROCEED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of proceed for English Language Learners
: to continue to do something
: to continue being done
: to do something after you have done something else
PROCEED Defined for Kids
Definition of proceed for Students
1 : to go forward or onward : advance The plane stopped in Chicago before proceeding to Boston.
2 : to begin and continue with an action or process … Grayson took the mound and proceeded to pitch … — Jerry Spinelli, Maniac Magee
3 : to go or act by an orderly method Did the meeting proceed according to plan?
4 : to come from a source Light proceeds from the sun.
Word Root of proceed
The Latin word cedere, meaning “to go,” gives us the root ced. Words from the Latin cedere have something to do with going. To precede is to go before. To exceed is to go beyond a limit. To proceed is to go forward. To recede is to go back or away.
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