1 often foll by: to to advance or carry on, esp. after stopping
2 often foll by: with to undertake and continue (something or to do something)
he proceeded with his reading
3 often foll by: against to institute or carry on a legal action
4 to emerge or originate; arise
evil proceeds from the heart (See also)
(C14: from Latin procedere to advance, from pro-1 + cedere to go)
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