[ verb pruh-seed; noun proh-seed ]
/ verb prəˈsid; noun ˈproʊ sid /
verb (used without object)
to move or go forward or onward, especially after stopping.
to carry on or continue any action or process.
to go on to do something.
to continue one's discourse.
- to begin and carry on a legal action.
- to take legal action (usually followed by against).
to be carried on, as an action or process.
to go or come forth; issue (often followed by from).
to arise, originate, or result (usually followed by from).
- 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.
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ANTONYMS FOR proceed
Related formspro·ceed·er, nounre·pro·ceed, verb (used without object)
Can be confusedprecede proceed
1. See advance.
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British Dictionary definitions for proceeder
/ (prəˈsiːd) /
(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 Formsproceeder, noun
Word Origin for proceed
C14: from Latin prōcēdere to advance, from pro- 1 + cēdere to go
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