proceed

[ verb pruh-seed; noun proh-seed ]
/ verb prəˈsid; noun ˈproʊ sid /

verb (used without object)

noun

proceeds,
  1. something that results or accrues.
  2. the total amount derived from a sale or other transaction: The proceeds from the deal were divided equally among us.
  3. the profits or returns from a sale, investment, etc.
Archaic. proceeds.

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Origin of proceed

1350–1400; Middle English procede<Latin prōcēdere.See pro-1, cede

synonym study for proceed

1. See advance.

OTHER WORDS FROM proceed

pro·ceed·er, nounre·pro·ceed, verb (used without object)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH proceed

precede, proceed
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British Dictionary definitions for proceed

proceed
/ (prəˈsiːd) /

verb (intr)

(often foll by to) to advance or carry on, esp after stopping
(often foll by with) to undertake and continue (something or to do something)he proceeded with his reading
(often foll by against) to institute or carry on a legal action
to emerge or originate; ariseevil proceeds from the heart
See also proceeds

Derived forms of proceed

proceeder, noun

Word Origin for proceed

C14: from Latin prōcēdere to advance, from pro- 1 + cēdere to go
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