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English verb: proceed

1. proceed (communication) continue talking


SamplesI know it's hard,.
But there is no choice.
Carry on--pretend we are not in the room.


Synonymscarry on, continue, go on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Broader (hypernym)speak, talk


Narrower (hyponym)jog, ramble, ramble on, segue

2. proceed (motion) move ahead; travel onward in time or space


SamplesWe proceeded towards Washington.
She continued in the direction of the hills.
We are moving ahead in time now.


ExamplesThey proceed up the hill


Synonymscontinue, go forward


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)head, limp, roar, trace, wander


Verb groupbear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold

3. proceed (social) follow a procedure or take a course


SamplesWe 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.


Synonymsgo, move


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)embark, steamroll, steamroller, venture, work

4. proceed (change) follow a certain course


SamplesThe inauguration went well.
How did your interview go?.


Synonymsgo


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun


Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place


Narrower (hyponym)come, do, drag, drag on, drag out, fare, get along, make out

5. proceed (stative) continue a certain state, condition, or activity


SamplesKeep on working!.
We continued to work into the night.
Keep smiling.
We went on working until well past midnight.


Synonymscontinue, go along, go on, keep


Pattern of useSomebody ----s VERB-ing


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)hold, keep going, ride, run on


Verb groupbear on, carry on, continue, continue, preserve, uphold


Antonymsdiscontinue









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