Definition of preceed
1. proceed [ v ] continue with one's activities
Examples: "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice" "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
The article proceeded to give an inaccurate account of a catholic plot to kill King_James_/1_1 , .
(Mr. America, 4:6...)
So right_away Claude introduced Henri to his famous `` moon '' bench and proceeded to teach him his first Push-Pull_Super-Set consisting_of the wide grip Straight-Arm_Pullover ( the `` pull '' part of the Push-Pull_Super-Set ) which dramatically widens the rib_cage and strongly affects the muscles of the upper back and chest , and the collar-to-collar Bench_Press which specifically works_on the chest to build those wide , Reeves-type `` gladiator '' pecs , while stimulating the upper lats and frontal deltoids .
(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
The men in power are committed in_principle to modernization , but economic and social changes are proceeding only erratically .
(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
The bulk of the preparation had , of_course , proceeded under the supervision of the Ministry_of_the_Interior , whose officials are barred from party activity and probably generally disinterested in party politics .
(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
Hastening to the attic , the temperature of_which was easily hotter than the Gold_Coast , you proceeded to mask the windows with a fancy wool coverlet , some khaki pants , and the_like , and to ransack the innumerable boxes and barrels stored there .Synonyms continue proceed go_on carry_on Related Terms talk jog segue lengthiness
2. proceed [ v ] move ahead; travel onward
Examples: "We proceeded towards Washington" "She continued in the direction of the hills" can also be used in the temporal sense: "We are moving ahead in time now"
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Both shudder at the thought of proceeding too far beyond the sewage_system and the electric light lines .
(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)
There is some reason to think that thyroglobulin synthesis may proceed independently of iodination , for in certain transplantable tumours of the rat thyroid containing essentially no iodinated thyroglobulin , a protein that appears to be thyroglobulin has been observed in ultracentrifuge experiments ( Wolff , Robbins and Rall , 1959 ) .
A study of their activity on thyroglobulin has shown that thyroxine is not preferentially released and that the degradation proceeds stepwise with the formation of macromolecular intermediates ( Alpers , Petermann and Rall , 1956 ) .
(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)
To each paired vertex and diagonal point there corresponds a unique forward corner point , i.e. , the corner on C reached first by proceeding along C from the vertex in the direction of increasing t .Synonyms proceed go_forward continue Related Terms travel head roar limp trace wander continue continuance
3. proceed [ v ] follow a procedure or take a course
Examples: "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"
(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
O_'_Banion accepted his platinum watch and the tributes to his loyalty , and proceeded with the bigger and better Republican deal .
(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)
Indeed , as already noted , the Court proceeded on the assumption that the executives involved in the dealings between du_Pont and General_Motors acted `` honorably and fairly '' and exercised their business judgment only to serve what they deemed the best interests of their own companies .
(H. A. Gleason, "Review of African language studies...)
The great majority of present-day linguists fall_into one or more of a number of overlapping types : those who are convinced that tone cannot be analysed , those who are personally scared of tone and tone_languages generally , those who are convinced that tone is merely an unnecessary marginal feature in those languages where it occurs , those who have no idea how to proceed with tone analysis , those who take a simplistic view of the whole matter .Synonyms go move proceed Related Terms act work venture appeal steamroller procedure
4. proceed [ v ] follow a certain course
Examples: "The inauguration went well" "how did your interview go?"
So escalation proceeds , ad_infinitum or , more accurately , until the contestants begin dropping them on each other instead_of on their respective proving_grounds .Synonyms go proceed Related Terms anticipate happen do drag
5. proceed [ v ] continue a certain state, condition, or activity
Examples: "Keep on working!" "We continued to work into the night" "Keep smiling" "We went on working until well past midnight"
(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
For the remainder of the movie , Chancellor_Neitzbohr proceeds to lash the piano_stool with a slat from a Venetian_blind that used to hang in the pre-war Reichstag .Synonyms continue go_on keep keep_on go_along proceed Related Terms discontinue act hold ride run_on continue continue lengthiness
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