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proceed against (someone or something)

1. Of a soldier or group of soldiers, to advance against an enemy unit in combat. We proceeded against the enemy encampment as planned, striking at exactly 2 AM. Our squad was ordered to proceed against the soldiers protecting the border.
2. To move forward with legal action against someone or something. The human rights group confirmed that its lawsuit is proceeding against the government after a judge threw out a motion for dismissal. She indicated that she wished to proceed against the neighbor who was responsible for the damage to her property.
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proceed from

1. To leave or depart from some location. If you proceed from the train station for one mile, you should reach an intersection beside a large apple tree.
2. To originate, stem, or have developed from something. Most of the company's financial woes proceeded from a particularly unfortunate corporate takeover in the early '90s, which saddled them with massive amounts of debt.
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proceed with

To begin, continue, or move ahead with some action or undertaking. Now that we have secured planning permission from the city, we can proceed with construction as planned. After the squatters' appeal was overturned by the Supreme Court, the company proceeded with evicting them from the empty warehouses.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

proceed against someone or something

1. to begin to move against someone or something. The entire platoon proceeded against the single enemy soldier who refused to surrender. The army proceeded against the fortress as planned.
2. to start legal action against someone or something. The district attorney will proceed against the suspect next week. The state prosecutor will proceed against the company as soon as one of the witnesses is located.
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proceed (from something) (to something)

to go from something or some place to something or some place. Next, we will proceed from Vienna to Budapest. We proceeded from Detroit, passing through rural Michigan.

proceed with something

to move ahead with something; to continue something. Now, we will proceed with the reading of the minutes of the last meeting. When will you proceed with the needed action?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

proceed from

1. To set out or embark from some place: We proceeded from the bus station toward our hotel.
2. To have something as an origin or cause; have developed from something: Most of our mistakes proceed from carelessness.
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proceed with

To begin or continue some action or process: The company proceeded with its plan to fire the workers, despite opposition from the union.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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