1 Sometimes, proceed with. go or move (on or ahead or forward), advance, continue, progress, carry on, get or move along, get going or moving or under way, start, pass on, make progress or headway, push or press on or onward(s), forge ahead; resume, renew, go on with, pick up (where one left off):
Proceed to the T-junction, then turn left. If the membership committee has finished, let us proceed to the report of the finance committee. After the break, the performance will proceed
2 Often, proceed from or out of. result from, arise (from), come (from), stem from, spring from, develop (from), issue (from or forth), derive from, be derived (from), descend from, emerge (from), grow (from or out of), originate (in or from or with), begin (with), start (with or from):
The outcropping proceeds from glaciation and erosion. They say that more than half of a person's happiness proceeds from hope.
3 proceeds. profit(s), gain, yield; income, receipts, return(s), gate, box office, US take:
The proceeds from the charity auction were better than ever this year.
1 measure, act, (course of) action, move, step, undertaking, deed, procedure, process, operation, transaction, manoeuvre, feat, accomplishment:
Grace Darling's rescue of the shipwrecked men was truly a heroic proceeding
(a) transactions, report(s), minutes, record(s), annals, affairs, dealings, business, account(s), archives, Formal acta:
The proceedings of the Society are published annually.
(b) events, goings-on, doings; celebration(s); performance(s):
The proceedings were briefly interrupted while the hecklers were ejected from the hall.
apace, quickly, rapidly
Work is now proceeding apace.
| slowly | carefully, cautiously, with caution
It will be necessary to proceed with caution.
| smoothly, uneventfully | directly
In some cases appeals may proceed directly from the High Court to the House of Lords.
VERB + PROCEED
be able to | decide to, intend to, wish to | allow sb/sth to, enable sb/sth to
This project cannot be allowed to proceed.
| instruct sb to
I will instruct my solicitor to proceed with the preparation of draft contracts.
Proceed along the Botley Road.
| down, through, to
students who wish to proceed to university
She decided not to proceed with the treatment.
proceed on the basis of sth
The council must proceed on the basis of the vote.
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