Proceed Definition

Define what is Proceed?

1. proceed, continue, carry on, go on (verb)

continue talking.

  • I know it's hard,.
  • but there is no choice.
  • carry on--pretend we are not in the room.
Synonyms: continue, carry on, go on

talk, speak verb
exchange thoughts; talk with.


segue verb
proceed without interruption; in music or talk.

jog, ramble, ramble on verb
continue talking or writing in a desultory manner.

2. go forward, proceed, continue (verb)

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

go, locomote, move, travel verb
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically.


head verb
to go or travel towards.

trace verb
make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along.

roar verb
act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way.

limp verb
proceed slowly or with difficulty.

wander verb
go via an indirect route or at no set pace.

3. go, proceed, move (verb)

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

act, move verb
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action).


work verb
proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity.

venture, embark verb
proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers.

steamroll, steamroller verb
proceed with great force.

4. proceed, go (verb)

follow a certain course.

  • The inauguration went well.
  • how did your interview go?.
Synonyms: go

drag on, drag out, drag verb
proceed for an extended period of time.

fare, get along, DO, make out, come verb
proceed or get along.

5. continue, go on, go along, keep, proceed (verb)

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.
Antonyms: discontinue (verb)

come to or be at an end.


act, move verb
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action).


hold verb
remain in a certain state, position, or condition.

keep going, run on verb
continue uninterrupted.

ride verb
continue undisturbed and without interference.

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made by blending several lots of cheese

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