proceed

To proceed means to go or continue forward. But somehow "ready, set, proceed!" doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

From the Latin procedere, meaning “go forward, advance,” proceed is a verb that simply means to keep going, particularly after there’s been an interruption. Synonyms include progress and advance. People who constantly interrupt make it really difficult for the conversation to proceed smoothly. And proceed with caution when crossing a busy street, but if the light turns red, you better move it fast!

Definitions of proceed
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v move ahead; travel onward in time or space

“We proceeded towards Washington”
Synonyms:
continue, go forward
bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
Types:
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head
to go or travel towards
trace
make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along
roar
act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way
limp
proceed slowly or with difficulty
wander
go via an indirect route or at no set pace
make, take
head into a specified direction
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v continue a certain state, condition, or activity

Synonyms:
continue, go along, go on, keep
bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
continue
continue after an interruption
Antonyms:
discontinue
come to or be at an end
Types:
hold
remain in a certain state, position, or condition
keep going, run on
continue uninterrupted
ride
continue undisturbed and without interference
Type of:
act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

v continue talking

Synonyms:
carry on, continue, go on
Types:
segue
proceed without interruption; in music or talk
jog, ramble, ramble on
continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
Type of:
speak, talk
exchange thoughts; talk with

v follow a certain course

Synonyms:
go
Types:
drag, drag on, drag out
proceed for an extended period of time
come, do, fare, get along, make out
proceed or get along
Type of:
come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place
come to pass

v follow a procedure or take a course

Synonyms:
go, move
Types:
work
proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
embark, venture
proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers
steamroll, steamroller
proceed with great force
Type of:
act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

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