proceed


proceed
proceed pro‧ceed [prəˈsiːd] verb [intransitive] formal
to continue to do something that has been started:

• The discussions between the two firms are proceeding slowly but satisfactorily.

• In order to proceed, Millicom needs a radio frequency to test the network.

proceed with

• The banks are proceeding with preparations for the merger.

proceed against somebody phrasal verb [transitive]
LAW to begin a legal case against someone:

• The court will allow the plaintiff to proceed against the partners.

proceed to something phrasal verb [transitive]
to move to the next stage of a plan, meeting etc:

• We will conduct a cost-benefit analysis before proceeding to a full hearing.

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proceed UK US /prəʊˈsiːd/ verb [I]
to continue as planned: »

The merger is proceeding according to schedule and should be complete by July.

proceed with sth »

It is not yet clear whether the private investor has decided to proceed with a formal bid for the budget airline.

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proceed carefully/quickly/slowly


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Proceed — Pro*ceed , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Proceeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proceeding}.] [F. proc[ e]der. fr. L. procedere, processum, to go before, to proceed; pro forward + cedere to move. See {Cede}.] 1. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proceed — I (continue) verb begin again, begin where one left off, carry on, get back to work, get on, recommence, reinstate, renew, resume, return, take up again II (co forward) verb act, advance, arise, emanate, ensue, extend, flow, follow, follow a… …   Law dictionary

  • proceed — [v1] physically or mentally carry on, carry out advance, continue, fare, get, get going, get on with, get under way*, go ahead, go on, hie, journey, make a start, march, move on, move out, pass, press on, progress, push on, repair, set in motion …   New thesaurus

  • proceed — [prō sēd′, prəsēd′] vi. [ME proceden < MFr proceder < L procedere < pro , forward + cedere, to go: see PRO 2 & CEDE] 1. to advance or go on, esp. after stopping 2. to go on speaking, esp. after an interruption 3. to undertake and carry… …   English World dictionary

  • Proceed — Pro ceed, n. See {Proceeds}. [Obs.] Howell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proceed — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) EBM, Elektro Gründung 1999 Website http://www.proce …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • proceed to — index assume (undertake) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • proceed — (v.) late 14c., to go on, also to emanate from, from O.Fr. proceder (13c.) and directly from L. procedere go forward, advance, from pro forward (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + cedere to go (see CEDE (Cf. cede)) Proceeds (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • proceed — issue, emanate, stem, flow, derive, *spring, arise, rise, originate Analogous words: *follow, succeed, ensue: *come, arrive …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • proceed — ► VERB 1) begin a course of action. 2) go on to do something. 3) (of an action) carry on or continue. 4) move forward. 5) Law start a lawsuit against someone. ORIGIN Latin procedere, from pro forward + cedere go …   English terms dictionary