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.