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proceed   WordNet 2.0

- follow a certain course
"The inauguration went well"
"how did your interview go?"

 
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- 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"

 
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- 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"

 
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- 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"

 
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- 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"

 
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Proceed   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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. 42.

"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.

 
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1. See Proceeds. [Obs.] Howell.

 
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