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Meaning of “proceed” in the English Dictionary

"proceed" in British English

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proceedverb [I]

uk   /prəˈsiːd/  us   /proʊ-/
C1 to ​continue as ​planned: His ​lawyers have ​decided not to proceed with the ​case. Preparations for the ​festival are now proceeding ​smoothly.proceed to do sth C2 to do something after you have done something ​else: She ​sat down and proceeded to ​tell me about her ​skiingholiday.humorous He told me he was on a ​diet and then proceeded to ​eat a ​plateful of ​chips! formal to ​moveforward or ​travel in a ​particulardirection: Passengers for Madrid should proceed to ​gate 26 for ​boarding.

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(Definition of proceed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"proceed" in American English

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proceedverb [I]

 us   /prəˈsid, proʊ-/
to ​start or ​continue an ​action or ​process: The ​buildingproject is proceeding ​smoothly. You should ​ask a ​lawyer for ​advice on how to proceed. To proceed is also to move ​forward or ​travel in a ​particulardirection: The ​warningsigns said "Proceed with ​caution."
(Definition of proceed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"proceed" in Business English

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proceedverb [I]

uk   us   /prəʊˈsiːd/
to continue as ​planned: The ​merger is proceeding according to ​schedule and should be complete by July.proceed with sth It is not yet ​clear whether the ​privateinvestor has decided to proceed with a ​formalbid for the ​budgetairline. proceed carefully/quickly/slowly
(Definition of proceed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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