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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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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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Equally troubling for taxpayers that chose to resolve a controversy through an audit or a comprehensive settlement (in part to avoid adverse publicity) is the later introduction of information, provided pursuant to settlement discussions, as pattern evidence in proceedings involving a totally unrelated taxpayer.
In a reply to Enforcement Counsel's response, Bazy argued that he is an interested party to the proceeding as it relates to the enforcement of the subpoena served on Cleary Gottlieb and that the Board's Rules of practice merely failed to contemplate his particular circumstance.
Other less obvious changes likely will in elude these: The investigation/ enforcement time cycle will be shortened considerably, SEC injunctive proceedings will be all but abandoned as an enforcement mechanism against accountants, and many important enforcement decisions will revolve around the regulatory perception of a targeted firm's overall adherence to effective quality control standards.
In ICIP '98: Proceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Image Processing (October 4-7, 1998, Chicago, IL).
9; (28) the IRS Chief Counsel for the office that initially instituted the proceeding will hear appeals of Circular 230 disciplinary sanctions, instead of the Treasury General Counsel.
The landlord then formally commenced the eviction proceedings by the service of a notice of petition and petition.
Obviously, when this happens, the practitioner should make every effort to ascertain and evaluate all prior activity, and whether some damage control is necessary before proceeding with the representation.
The law therefore provided that unless the landlord commenced holdover proceedings within three months of learning of the pets, the tenant was free to continue to harbor the pets and no violation of lease would take place.
Although Respondents speculate that the public's confidence in LNB's subsidiary banks may be adversely affected by an open proceeding, they provide no evidence to support their argument and no basis for the Board to distinguish this case from any other case involving an open institution.
These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility of unfavorable outcomes in regulatory and legal proceedings relating to VISICU's patent that are pending currently or that could be initiated in the future.
For quite some time, the federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) has caused confusion in the courts of New York (as well as in federal courts) as it relates to summary proceedings brought on by landlords against residential tenants for nonpayment of rent.
The court proceeding is scheduled to be heard on February 2, 2006.
Thereafter, but before commencing a holdover proceeding, the landlord received and held three rent checks from the tenant.
NEW YORK -- The ratings of Pinnacle West Capital (PNW) and Arizona Public Service Company (APS) remain on Rating Watch Negative following the Arizona Corporation Commission's (ACC) power supply adjustor and surcharge proceeding.
Postel, the owner had brought a holdover proceeding alleging that the tenant had committed a nuisance via his chronic delinquency in the payment of rent.
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