proceed against

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.
See also: proceed
References in classic literature ?
The old man could not proceed against them, and they were afraid to proceed against him.
But when it is necessary for him to proceed against the life of someone, he must do it on proper justification and for manifest cause, but above all things he must keep his hands off the property of others, because men more quickly forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.
Having made the discovery, he took no advantage of it till the news reached him of Sir Percival's death, and then, as I told you, he acted for himself, because he believed you would next proceed against the dead man's partner in the conspiracy.
The creditor is at liberty to sell your property, and proceed against you according to the law.
Will proceed against Shoaib Sheikh according to law
ISLAMABAD -- Redefining power of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to investigate ex-military men, especially retired generals, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday directed the bureau to proceed against Pervez Musharraf for his alleged corruption while holding the office of president of Pakistan.
Redefining power of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to investigate ex-military men, especially retired generals, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) yesterday directed the bureau to proceed against Pervez Musharraf for his alleged corruption while holding the office of president of Pakistan.
Justice Qazi Faez Isa questioned whether the exile could be used as a legal disability by NAB not to proceed against the Sharifs.
Taking to Twitter the Minister of External Affairs said, "I have requested M C Luther to register criminal cases and proceed against all Recruitment agents who mislead and cheat our citizens.
from the accused lawyer and the bench might proceed against him in accordance with the law.
The Council also recommended that in case of non-compliance, PEMRA may proceed against Samaa TV as per law.
ISLAMABAD -- The Special Court will announce today (Friday) judgment on the plea filed by former President General (R) Pervez Musharaf, seeking his acquittal in the high treason case as well as to involve coaccused in the matter and proceed against those people who advised him for imposing emergency on November 3, 2007.
Saini said there is enough incriminating material on record to proceed against all the accused, including DMK supremo M.
The Government on Friday told a Delhi court there is sufficient material to proceed against the 21 social networking sites which included Yahoo and Microsoft for offences of promoting enmity between classes and causing prejudice to national integration.
The chief justice ordered the FIA to proceed against the two sponsors and establish who authorised them to fund pilgrims on the government's behalf.