1. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun.
    to proceed on a journey.
  2. To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another.
    To proceed with a story or argument.
  3. To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from.
    Light proceeds from the sun.
  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.
  5. To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
  6. To have application or effect; to operate.
  7. To begin and carry on a legal process.

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