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proceed

[v. pruh-seed; n. proh-seed] /v. prəˈsid; n. ˈproʊ sid/
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.
  1. to begin and carry on a legal action.
  2. 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.
  1. something that results or accrues.
  2. the total amount derived from a sale or other transaction:
    The proceeds from the deal were divided equally among us.
  3. the profits or returns from a sale, investment, etc.
10.
Archaic. proceeds.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English procede < Latin prōcēdere. See pro-1, cede
Related forms
proceeder, noun
reproceed, verb (used without object)
Can be confused
precede, proceed.
Synonyms
1. progress, continue, pass on. See advance. 7. emanate. 8. spring, ensue.
Antonyms
1. recede.
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Examples from the web for proceeds
  • Many of the firms they want to float have high levels of leverage, and their owners will need to use the proceeds to reduce it.
  • Most of the time, this ancient symbiosis proceeds amicably.
  • proceeds from each sale go directly to the artists as well as their home communities.
  • proceeds will support music education in the community.
  • The proceeds it makes from selling the phones go to supporting various conservation groups, primarily zoos.
  • For a week or two, the spider proceeds living as normal.
  • And best of all, the proceeds go to three local nonprofits.
  • proceeds will be used to make acquisitions, increase spending in the engineering divisions and buy back shares.
  • During an academic career, your response to low student achievement proceeds through several stages.
  • Each proceeds to play down the role of his own country.
British Dictionary definitions for proceeds

proceeds

/ˈprəʊsiːdz/
plural noun
1.
the profit or return derived from a commercial transaction, investment, etc
2.
the result, esp the revenue or total sum, accruing from some undertaking or course of action, as in commerce

proceed

/prəˈsiːd/
verb (intransitive)
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
See also proceeds
Derived Forms
proceeder, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin prōcēdere to advance, from pro-1 + cēdere to go
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Word Origin and History for proceeds
n.

"results, profits," 1660s, from proceed (v.) on the notion of "that which proceeds" from some event or activity.

proceed

v.

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.

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