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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?.


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


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