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proceed

[v. pruh-seed; n. proh-seed]
verb (used without object)
1.
to move or go forward or onward, especially after stopping.
2.
to carry on or continue any action or process.
3.
to go on to do something.
4.
to continue one's discourse.
5.
Law.
a.
to begin and carry on a legal action.
b.
to take legal action (usually followed by against ).
6.
to be carried on, as an action or process.
7.
to go or come forth; issue (often followed by from ).
8.
to arise, originate, or result (usually followed by from ).
noun
9.
proceeds.
a.
something that results or accrues.
b.
the total amount derived from a sale or other transaction: The proceeds from the deal were divided equally among us.
c.
the profits or returns from a sale, investment, etc.
10.
Archaic. proceeds.

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

proceeder, noun
reproceed, verb (used without object)

precede, proceed.


1. progress, continue, pass on. See advance. 7. emanate. 8. spring, ensue.


1. recede.
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proceed (prəˈsiːd)
 
vb
1.  (often foll by to) to advance or carry on, esp after stopping
2.  (often foll by with) to undertake and continue (something or to do something): he proceeded with his reading
3.  (often foll by against) to institute or carry on a legal action
4.  to emerge or originate; arise: evil proceeds from the heart
 
[C14: from Latin prōcēdere to advance, from pro-1 + cēdere to go]
 
pro'ceeder
 
n

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proceed
1382, from O.Fr. proceder (13c.), from L. procedere "go forward, advance," from pro- "forward" + cedere "to go" (see cede) Proceeds (n.) "results, profits" is first attested 1665, on the notion of "that which proceeds from something." Proceedings "records of the doings of a society" is from 1830.
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