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Definition of 'proceed'


  1. continue talking; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
       Synonyms: continue go on carry on
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: go forward continue
  3. 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"
       Synonyms: go move
  4. follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"
       Synonyms: go
  5. 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"
       Synonyms: continue go on go along keep
       Antonyms: discontinue

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