- 1 [intransitive] proceed (with something) to continue doing something that has already been started; to continue being done We're not sure whether we still want to proceed with the sale. Work is proceeding slowly. He left detailed instructions about the best way to proceed.
- 2[intransitive] proceed to do something to do something next, after having done something else first synonym go on He outlined his plans and then proceeded to explain them in more detail. (humorous) Having said she wasn't hungry, she then proceeded to order a three-course meal.
- 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. (formal) to move or travel in a particular direction The marchers proceeded slowly along the street. Passengers for Rome should proceed to Gate 32 for boarding. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French proceder, from Latin procedere, from pro-
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BrE BrE//prəˈsiːd//; NAmE NAmE//proʊˈsiːd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they proceed
BrE BrE//prəˈsiːd//; NAmE NAmE//proʊˈsiːd//he / she / it proceeds
BrE BrE//prəˈsiːdz//; NAmE NAmE//proʊˈsiːdz//past simple proceeded
BrE BrE//prəˈsiːdɪd//; NAmE NAmE//proʊˈsiːdɪd//past participle proceeded
BrE BrE//prəˈsiːdɪd//; NAmE NAmE//proʊˈsiːdɪd//-ing form proceeding
BrE BrE//prəˈsiːdɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//proʊˈsiːdɪŋ//