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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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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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proceed with

v.
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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References in classic literature ?
We proceeded with all possible expedition until we came within fifteen miles of where Boonsborough now stands, and where we were fired upon by a party of Indians that killed two, and wounded two of our number; yet, although surprised and taken at a disadvantage, we stood our ground.
The generous usage the Indians had promised before in my capitulation, was afterwards fully complied with, and we proceeded with them as prisoners to old Chelicothe, the principal Indian town, on Little Miami, where we arrived, after an uncomfortable journey, in very severe weather, on the eighteenth day of February, and received as good treatment as prisoners could expect from savages.--On the tenth day of March following, I, and ten of my men, were conducted by forty Indians to Detroit, where we arrived the thirtieth day, and were treated by Governor Hamilton, the British commander at that post, with great humanity.
Edmond preserved the most admirable self-command, not suffering the faintest indication of a smile to escape him at the enumeration of all the benefits he would have reaped had he been able to quit the island; but as The Young Amelia had merely come to Monte Cristo to fetch him away, he embarked that same evening, and proceeded with the captain to Leghorn.