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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. © 2022 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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Francistown West MP, Mr Ignitious Moswaane had wanted to know the number of students who proceeded to BGCSE from JC.
Mr Moswaane also asked the minister to state the number of students who had proceeded to tertiary institutions since 2005 to date.
According to an official of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, overall 49.9 percent (1.6 million) workers have proceeded to Saudi Arabia during the period.
While 1.3 million people (38.2 percent) proceeded to UAE for employment during the same period.
Oman is the third largest importer of Pakistani manpower and 0.26 million (7.6 percent) job seekers have proceeded to Oman during 2011-2015.
Since 1971 till December 2015 around 8.77 million Pakistanis were proceeded abroad for employment through the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BEOE).
Out of this total manpower exports, about 96 percent have proceeded only to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, one percent to European countries and three percent in other countries for employment during the same period.
Nevertheless, Valladolid authors tended to improve their Latin scientific language, excluding Arabisms and introducing correct technical terms, even though they proceeded on this point in a very eclectic way.
None of the other interviews were proceeded by warnings of any kind, and the officer was never in custody at the time of any of the interviews.
ISLAMABAD -- A highest number of Pakistanis 946,571 proceeded abroad for employment during the year 2015 as compared to the workforce went to the different countries in the previous years.
More than 96 percent Pakistanis proceeded to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, about one percent to European countries and other developed countries.
While three percent have proceeded to Malaysia, Libya, South Korea and other countries of the world, an official source from Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BEOE) revealed while talking to reporter.
While a total of 752466 workers proceeded abroad for employment purpose during the year 2014, 622714 in 2013, 638587 in 2012, 456893 in 2011, 362904 in 2010, 403528 in 2009, 430314 in 2008, 287033 in 2007, 183191 in 2006, 142135 in the year 2005.