|Origin:||proceder, from Latin procedere 'to go forward'|
pro‧ceed S3 W3 [intransitive]
to continue to do something that has already been planned or started [↪ proceeds]
The government was determined to proceed with the election.
Before proceeding further, we must define our terms.
Work is proceeding according to plan.
to do something after doing something else first - used sometimes to express surprise or annoyance:
Sammy took off his coat and proceeded to undo his boots.
4 [always +adverb/preposition] formal
to move in a particular direction
proceed to/towards/into etc
Passengers for Miami should proceed to gate 25.
! Do not confuse proceed and precede, which have different meanings and slightly different pronunciations.
proceed against somebodyphrasal verb
to begin a legal case against someone
proceed from somethingphrasal verb
ideas that proceed from a disturbed state of mind
proceed to somethingphrasal verb
players who proceed to the finals of the competition