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.
- procedural agreement,
Origin of proceed
Examples from the Web for proceeds
Koenig proceeds to deliver her deeply conflicted, sorta-kinda support for Adnan.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End|Emily Shire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He proceeds to tease me, asking if our interview is “secretly a date?”My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star|Emily Shire|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I asked if I could design some items for him, and then if all the proceeds could go to any charity of his choice.
She acts as a sort of lie detector, but proceeds through elegant narrative rather than binary test.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reagan proceeds to paint a grim picture of the State of the Union, starting with the economy and moving to Vietnam.
Should he continue to sweeten at this rate, as he proceeds, I know not what will become of all the little modesty I have left.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
The events which the star had witnessed, it now proceeds to relate to the moon; and these make the subject of this beautiful tale.Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic Nations|Therese Albertine Louise von Jacob Robinson
The plow-boy puts on his father's boots and proceeds to plow up the cunning little angle worm.Remarks|Bill Nye
But now he proceeds, and speaks of such power as does not extend itself over a community, but only over individuals.
Putting on the sandals she brought from her own home, she proceeds to the house of the bridegroom.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Word Origin for proceed
"results, profits," 1660s, from proceed (v.) on the notion of "that which proceeds" from some event or activity.
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.