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Definition 1: follow a certain course - [verb of change]

Samples where proceed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The inauguration went well
  • how did your interview go?

Synonyms for proceed in the sense of this definition

(proceed is a kind of ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

(... is a kind of proceed ) proceed for an extended period of time

"The speech dragged on for two hours"

(... is a kind of proceed ) proceed or get along

"How is she doing in her new job?" "How are you making out in graduate school?" "He's come a long way"

Definition 2: continue talking - [verb of communication]

Samples where proceed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for proceed in the sense of this definition

(proceed is a kind of ...) exchange thoughts; talk with

"We often talk business" "Actions talk louder than words"

(... is a kind of proceed ) proceed without interruption; in music or talk

"He segued into another discourse"

(... is a kind of proceed ) continue talking or writing in a desultory manner

"This novel rambles on and jogs"

Definition 3: move ahead; travel onward in time or space - [verb of motion]

Samples where proceed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for proceed in the sense of this definition

(proceed is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of proceed ) to go or travel towards

"where is she heading" "We were headed for the mountains"

(... is a kind of proceed ) make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along

"The children traced along the edge of the dark forest" "The women traced the pasture"

(... is a kind of proceed ) act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way

"desperadoes from the hills regularly roared in to take over the town"

(... is a kind of proceed ) proceed slowly or with difficulty

"the boat limped into the harbor"

(... is a kind of proceed ) go via an indirect route or at no set pace

"After dinner, we wandered into town"

(proceed has a similar meaning as ...) keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

"preserve the peace in the family" "continue the family tradition" "Carry on the old traditions"

Samples where proceed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for proceed in the sense of this definition

(proceed is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of proceed ) proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity

"work your way through every problem or task" "She was working on her second martini when the guests arrived" "Start from the bottom and work towards the top"

(... is a kind of proceed ) proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

"We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"

(... is a kind of proceed ) proceed with great force

"The new teacher tends to steamroller"

Definition 5: continue a certain state, condition, or activity - [verb of stative]

Samples where proceed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for proceed in the sense of this definition

(proceed is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of proceed ) remain in a certain state, position, or condition

"The weather held" "They held on the road and kept marching"

(... is a kind of proceed ) continue uninterrupted

"The disease will run on unchecked" "The party kept going until 4 A.M."

(... is a kind of proceed ) continue undisturbed and without interference

"Let it ride"

(proceed has a similar meaning as ...) keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

"preserve the peace in the family" "continue the family tradition" "Carry on the old traditions"

(proceed has a similar meaning as ...) continue after an interruption

"The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"

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