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 for proceed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proceed \Pro*ceed"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Proceeded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Proceeding.] [F. proc['e]der. fr. L. procedere,
     processum, to go before, to proceed; pro forward + cedere to
     move. See Cede.]
     1. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to
        continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a
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              If thou proceed in this thy insolence. --Shak.
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     2. To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as,
        to proceed with a story or argument.
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     3. To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come
        from; as, light proceeds from the sun.
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              I proceeded forth and came from God.  --John viii.
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              It proceeds from policy, not love.    --Shak.
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     4. To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and
        carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method;
        to prosecute a design.
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              He that proceeds upon other principles in his
              inquiry.                              --Locke.
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     5. To be transacted; to take place; to occur. [Obs.]
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              He will, after his sour fashion, tell you
              What hath proceeded worthy note to-day. --Shak.
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     6. To have application or effect; to operate.
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              This rule only proceeds and takes place when a
              person can not of common law condemn another by his
              sentence.                             --Ayliffe.
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     7. (Law) To begin and carry on a legal process.
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     Syn: To advance; go on; continue; progress; issue; arise;
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proceed \Pro"ceed\, n.
     See Proceeds. [Obs.] --Howell.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: continue talking; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but
           there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the
           room" [syn: continue, go on, carry on, proceed]
      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" [syn: proceed,
         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" [syn: go, proceed, move]
      4: follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how
         did your interview go?" [syn: proceed, 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" [syn:
         continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep] [ant:

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  176 Moby Thesaurus words for "proceed":
     accept, accrue from, act, act on, act upon, advance, arise,
     arise from, assume, attack, attempt, be contingent on, be due to,
     bear a hand, behave, box office, buckle to, bud from, carry on,
     come along, come from, come on, come out of, continue,
     cover ground, depend on, derive from, descend from, do,
     do something, do something about, elapse, emanate, emanate from,
     embark in, embark upon, emerge from, endeavor, endure, engage in,
     ensue from, enter on, enter upon, expire, fall into, fall to, fare,
     flit, flow, flow from, flow on, fly, follow from, forge ahead,
     function, gain, gain ground, gate, gather head, gather way,
     germinate from, get ahead, get along, get on, get under way,
     get with it, glide, go, go about, go ahead, go along, go at, go by,
     go fast, go forward, go in for, go into, go on, go on with,
     go upon, grow from, grow out of, hang on, have at, head, hie,
     hinge on, income, issue, issue forth, issue from, journey, lapse,
     last, launch forth, launch into, lay about, lift a finger, make,
     make good time, make head against, make headway, make progress,
     make progress against, make strides, make up leeway, maneuver,
     march, misbehave, move, move along, move forward, move into,
     operate, originate, originate in, pass, pass along, pass by,
     pass on, pitch into, play, plunge into, practice, press on,
     proceed from, proceed to, proceed with, proceeds, process, profits,
     progress, push on, receipts, renew, repair, resume, returns, rise,
     roll, roll on, run, run its course, run on, run out, serve,
     set about, set at, set forward, set going, set to, slide, slip,
     spring from, sprout from, start, stem, stem from, step forward,
     strike a blow, tackle, take, take a hand, take action,
     take measures, take on, take steps, take up, travel, turn on,
     turn to, undertake, venture upon, wend, work, yield

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