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American English: /prəˈsid/
, /proʊˈsid/
British English: /prəˈsiːd/

Translation of proceed in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (move forward) [formal]
    I was proceeding along King Street when …
    circulaba por King Street cuando …
    please proceed to gate five
    les rogamos se dirijan a la puerta número cinco
    to proceed on one's way
    Example sentences
    • Fans of classic film move forward: Others should proceed cautiously.
    • She had no inkling of how to proceed, but quickly moved forward and sat down by the fire.
    • If you do, the bike proceeds forward: if you don't, it stops, you fall off, and you may hurt yourself.
    Example sentences
    • But, to Toulmin, this act of homage proceeded from a delusion.
    • All proceeded from a premise that equated modernization with Westernization.
    • That other machine may, in like manner, have proceeded from a former machine: nor does that alter the case; the contrivance must have had a contriver.
  • 2 (continue) proceed, Mr. Thomas
    continúe, Sr. Thomas
    to proceed to something
    pasar a algo
    let us proceed to the next item on the agenda
    pasemos al siguiente punto del orden del día
    to proceed (with something) do you intend to proceed with the case?
    ¿piensas seguir adelante con el caso?
    to proceed to + infinitiveshe proceeded to tell us why
    pasó a explicarnos por qué
    he threatened to resign, then proceeded to do just that
    amenazó con dimitir e ipso facto lo hizo
    he broke it and then proceeded to tell me it was my fault!
    ¡lo rompe y va y me dice olímpicamente que es culpa mía!
    Example sentences
    • I know the joint work between the Polish command and the Bulgarian contingent has been proceeding very well.
    • But he denied reports on Chad's latest threat, saying bilateral co-operation continued to proceed.
    • There will be further opportunities to view the house as dismantling continues and reconstruction proceeds at the new site.
  • 3 (act) [formal] how does one proceed in such circumstances?
    ¿cómo se debe proceder en tales circunstancias? [formal]
    Example sentences
    • She bundled up my bedding and proceeded to toss it down the staircase.
    • Then Yaakov proceeds to name the area where this event took place.
    • Kim moved forward and proceeded to do the same thing on her other cheek.
  • 4 (progress) everything is proceeding according to plan
    todo marcha conforme al plan
  • 5 (issue) [formal]to proceed from something
    proceder de algo
  • 6 (take legal action) [formal]to proceed against somebody
    demandar a alguien
    Example sentences
    • Meanwhile, the lawsuit will proceed against the state and other individual counties with the trial set for Aug.26.
    • This high-stakes lawsuit is now proceeding in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, before Judge John Bates.
    • Do you say you can proceed against Aboriginal native title claimants for trespass if they happen to wander across any part of your tenement?

transitive verb

  • well, he proceeded, it was like this …
    —bueno —siguió diciendo or prosiguió —fue así …
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