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proceed (v.)

late 14c., proceden, "to go, go on, move in a certain direction, go about one's business," also "to emanate from, result from; to issue or come, as from an origin or course," from Old French proceder (13c., Modern French procéder) and directly from Latin procedere (past participle processus) "go before, go forward, advance, make progress; come forward," from pro "forward" (from PIE root *per- (1) "forward") + cedere "to go" (from PIE root *ked- "to go, yield"). Related: Proceeded; proceeding.

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Definitions of proceed from WordNet

proceed (v.)
continue talking;
Synonyms: continue / go on / carry on
proceed (v.)
move ahead; travel onward in time or space;
We proceeded towards Washington
Synonyms: go forward / continue
proceed (v.)
follow a procedure or take a course;
Synonyms: go / move
proceed (v.)
follow a certain course;
Synonyms: go
proceed (v.)
continue a certain state, condition, or activity;
Synonyms: continue / go on / go along / keep
From wordnet.princeton.edu