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PROCEED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does proceed mean? 

PROCEED (verb)
  The verb PROCEED has 5 senses:

1. continue talking
2. move ahead; travel onward in time or space
3. follow a procedure or take a course
4. follow a certain course
5. continue a certain state, condition, or activity

  Familiarity information: PROCEED used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROCEED (verb)


Sense 1proceed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Continue talking

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

proceed; continue; carry on; go on

Context examples:

I know it's hard, / but there is no choice / carry on--pretend we are not in the room

Hypernyms (to "proceed" is one way to...):

speak; talk (exchange thoughts; talk with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "proceed"):

segue (proceed without interruption; in music or talk)

jog; ramble; ramble on (continue talking or writing in a desultory manner)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Sense 2proceed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move ahead; travel onward in time or space

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

go forward; proceed; continue

Context examples:

We proceeded towards Washington / She continued in the direction of the hills / We are moving ahead in time now

Hypernyms (to "proceed" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "proceed"):

wander (go via an indirect route or at no set pace)

limp (proceed slowly or with difficulty)

roar (act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way)

trace (make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along)

head (to go or travel towards)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

They proceed up the hill


Sense 3proceed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Follow a procedure or take a course

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

go; proceed; move

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "proceed" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "proceed"):

work (proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity)

embark; venture (proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers)

steamroll; steamroller (proceed with great force)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Something ----s Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s Adjective
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4proceed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Follow a certain course

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

proceed; go

Context examples:

The inauguration went well / how did your interview go?

Hypernyms (to "proceed" is one way to...):

come about; fall out; go on; hap; happen; occur; pass; pass off; take place (come to pass)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "proceed"):

drag; drag on; drag out (proceed for an extended period of time)

come; do; fare; get along; make out (proceed or get along)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s Adjective/Noun


Sense 5proceed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Continue a certain state, condition, or activity

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

continue; go on; go along; keep; proceed

Context examples:

Keep on working! / We continued to work into the night / Keep smiling / We went on working until well past midnight

Hypernyms (to "proceed" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "proceed"):

hold (remain in a certain state, position, or condition)

keep going; run on (continue uninterrupted)

ride (continue undisturbed and without interference)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s VERB-ing


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