proceed
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /pɹəˈsiːd/
Verb

proceed (proceeds, present participle proceeding; past and past participle proceeded)

  1. (intransitive) To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to carry on
    To proceed on a journey.
  2. (intransitive) To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another.
    To proceed with a story or argument.
  3. (intransitive) To come from; to have as its source or origin.
    Light proceeds from the sun.
  4. (intransitive) To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act methodically
    • a. 1705, John Locke, “Of the Conduct of the Understanding”, in Posthumous Works of Mr. John Locke: […], London: […] A[wnsham] and J[ohn] Churchill, […], published 1706, OCLC 6963663 ↗:
      He that proceeds upon others’ principles in his enquiry
  5. (intransitive) To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Ivlivs Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii]:
      And he will, after his sour fashion, tell you
      What hath proceeded worthy note to-day
  6. (intransitive, of a rule) To be applicable or effective; to be valid.
    • This rule only proceeds and takes place when a person can not of common law condemn another by his sentence.
  7. (legal, intransitive) To begin and carry on a legal process.
  8. (intransitive) To take an academic degree.
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  • Portuguese: suceder
  • Russian: состоя́ться
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