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 (prō-sēd′, prə-)
intr.v. pro·ceed·ed, pro·ceed·ing, pro·ceeds
1. To go forward or onward, especially after an interruption; continue: proceeded to his destination; paused to clear her throat, then proceeded.
2. To begin to carry on an action or a process: looked surprised, then proceeded to roar with laughter.
3. To move on in an orderly manner: Business proceeded as usual.
4. To come from a source; originate or issue: behavior proceeding from hidden motives. See Synonyms at stem1.
5. Law To institute and pursue legal action: proceeded against the defaulting debtor.
pl.n. pro·ceeds (prō′sēdz′)
The amount of money derived from a commercial or fundraising venture; the yield.

[Middle English proceden, from Old French proceder, from Latin prōcēdere : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + cēdere, to go; see ked- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·ceed′er n.
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He that seeketh victory over his nature, let him not set himself too great, nor too small tasks; for the first will make him dejected by often failings; and the second will make him a small proceeder, though by often prevailings.
Al Thani pointed that the King's order to facilitate Qatari pilgrims Hajj proceeders confirms the deep fraternity and historical ties linking the Saudi and Qatari peoples as well as the leadership of the two countries.
Isreali police also recommended that Ben Aryeh be indicted for disrupting court proceeders, breach of trust, and violating secrecy.