- 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. Phrasal Verbsproceed against somebodyproceed from something
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NAmE//prəˈsid//, NAmE//proʊˈsid//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they proceed
he / she / it proceeds
past simple proceeded
-ing form proceeding