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[v] follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"
[v] continue with one's activities; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
[v] move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
[v] follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"
[v] continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"



Misc. Definitions

\Pro*ceed"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Proceeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proceeding}.] [F. proc['e]der. fr. L. procedere, processum, to go before, to proceed; pro forward + cedere to move. See {Cede}.]
1. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey. If thou proceed in this thy insolence. --Shak.
2. To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as, to proceed with a story or argument.
3. To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from; as, light proceeds from the sun. I proceeded forth and came from God. --John viii. 4
2. It proceeds from policy, not love. --Shak.
4. To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method; to prosecute a design. He that proceeds upon other principles in his inquiry. --Locke.
5. To be transacted; to take place; to occur. [Obs.] He will, after his sour fashion, tell you What hath proceeded worthy note to-day. --Shak.
6. To have application or effect; to operate. This rule only proceeds and takes place when a person can not of common law condemn another by his sentence. --Ayliffe.
7. (Law) To begin and carry on a legal process. Syn: To advance; go on; continue; progress; issue; arise; emanate.
\Pro"ceed\, n. See {Proceeds}. [Obs.] --Howell.

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