verb (used without object)
- to begin and carry on a legal action.
- to take legal action (usually followed by against).
- something that results or accrues.
- the total amount derived from a sale or other transaction: The proceeds from the deal were divided equally among us.
- the profits or returns from a sale, investment, etc.
Examples from the Web for proceed
What does Bondi mean that clerks now should “determine how to proceed”?The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So any discussions have to proceed with all three nations on board.
But there is broad agreement between Washington and Ankara as to how the fight against ISIS should proceed, he said.Exclusive: Turkey OK’s American Drones to Fight ISIS|Eli Lake, Josh Rogin|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity.The Vatican's Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An agent insisted they proceed anyway and she asked to go to the bathroom, apparently to wipe the stuff off her hands.
This course will enable you to proceed without any difficulty.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures|Samuel Kirkham
But it is time to proceed with the history of mining in Mysore.Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore|Robert H. Elliot
As we cannot proceed ad infinitum, there must be a first which is the cause of the existence of everything else.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
On the following morning, therefore, the judges were free to proceed to work.The Queen Against Owen|Allen Upward
Proceed, I beseech you, I am most anxious to know of the welfare of this Arderne.William Shakespeare as he lived.|Henry Curling
British Dictionary definitions for proceed
Word Origin for proceed
Word Origin and History for proceed
late 14c., "to go on," also "to emanate from, result from," from Old French proceder (13c., Modern French procéder) and directly from Latin procedere (past participle processus) "go before, go forward, advance, make progress; come forward," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Related: Proceeded; proceeding.