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Proceed meaning

proceed - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey.
  2. 2. To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as, to proceed with a story or argument.
  3. 3. To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from; as, light proceeds from the sun.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
  6. 6. To have application or effect; to operate.
  7. 7. To begin and carry on a legal process.
  8. 8. See Proceeds.
  9. 9. To go forward; issue; prosecute.

proceed - examples of usage

  1. When the cloth is cleared at the ordinary in the market town, and the farmers proceed to the business of their club, or chamber, he appears in the doorway, and quietly takes a seat not far from the chair. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. And now this terrible thing-" He broke off, unable for the moment to proceed any further. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Afterwards proceed as described above. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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