What are some opposite words for proceed?

Antonyms for proceed
prəˈsid; ˈproʊ sidpro·ceed

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  1. proceedverb

    Antonyms:
    regress

    Synonyms:
    progress

  2. proceedverb

    To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun.

    to proceed on a journey.

    Antonyms:
    regress

    Synonyms:
    progress

  3. proceedverb

    To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another.

    To proceed with a story or argument.

    Antonyms:
    regress

    Synonyms:
    progress

  4. proceedverb

    To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from.

    Light proceeds from the sun.

    Antonyms:
    regress

    Synonyms:
    progress

  5. proceedverb

    To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method; to prosecute a design.

    Antonyms:
    regress

    Synonyms:
    progress

  6. proceedverb

    To be transacted; to take place; to occur.

    Antonyms:
    regress

    Synonyms:
    progress

  7. proceedverb

    To have application or effect; to operate.

    Antonyms:
    regress

    Synonyms:
    progress

  8. proceedverb

    To begin and carry on a legal process.

    Synonyms:
    progress

    Antonyms:
    regress

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proceed

    To rise is to move up or upward whether slowly or quickly, whether through the least or greatest distance; the waves rise; the mists rise; the river rises after heavy rains; as said of persons, to rise is to come to an erect position after kneeling, sitting, reclining, or lying down; as, to rise from a sick-bed; my friend rose as I entered; the guests rose to depart; so a deliberative assembly or a committee is said to rise when it breaks up a session; a sun or star rises when to our apprehension it comes above the horizon and begins to go up the sky. To ascend is to go far upward, and is often used in a stately sense; as, Christ ascended to heaven. The shorter form rise is now generally preferred to the longer form arise, except in poetic or elevated style. The sun rises or arises; the river springs at a bound from the foot of the glacier and flows through the lands to the ocean. Smoke issues from a chimney and ascends toward the sky. Light and heat emanate from the sun.

    Antonyms:
    decline, descend, drop, fall, go down, set, settle, sink

    Synonyms:
    arise, ascend, emanate, flow, issue, rise, spring

    Preposition:
    Rise from slumber; rise to duty; rise at the summons; we rose with the lark.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proceed

    Antonyms:
    recede, deviate, retreat, stand, stop, stay, desist, discontinue, retire

    Synonyms:
    move, pass, advance, progress, continue, issue, emanate, flow, arise

  2. proceed

    Synonyms:
    receipts, produce, returns, avail, profits, income

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continue, go on, carry on, proceedverb

    continue talking

    "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

    Synonyms:
    retain, pass on, act up, stay on, pass off, remain, continue, progress, persist in, go forward, advance, move, extend, fall out, come on, come about, come up, deal, uphold, keep, go along, go, happen, go on, occur, pass, move on, preserve, bear on, stay, conduct, keep on, cover, take place, hap, carry on, march on

  2. proceed, go forward, continueverb

    move ahead; travel onward in time or space

    "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"

    Synonyms:
    go, keep on, stay on, go on, stay, carry on, keep, cover, move, persist in, go forward, go along, retain, uphold, extend, remain, bear on, preserve, continue

  3. go, proceed, moveverb

    follow a procedure or take a course

    "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, continue, pop off, operate, belong, incite, buy the farm, give-up the ghost, work, choke, go away, get, keep, rifle, motivate, cash in one's chips, sound, get going, kick the bucket, expire, blend, function, lead, endure, impress, live, pass away, carry on, perish, run short, strike, survive, croak, plump, move, extend, conk, fit, act, blend in, become, run low, go on, conk out, locomote, break, last, decease, propel, give out, snuff it, depart, give way, hold up, actuate, go, pass, hold out, start, fail, die, affect, go forward, displace, travel, make a motion, exit, run, go along, live on, prompt, be active, break down, go bad

  4. proceed, goverb

    follow a certain course

    "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, pop off, operate, belong, buy the farm, give-up the ghost, work, choke, go away, get, move, cash in one's chips, sound, get going, kick the bucket, run, blend, function, lead, continue, live, pass away, go forward, perish, run short, survive, croak, plump, last, extend, conk, fit, blend in, become, run low, conk out, locomote, keep, break down, decease, go along, go, depart, go on, hold up, snuff it, pass, hold out, start, fail, give out, die, travel, give way, endure, exit, break, carry on, live on, expire, rifle, go bad

  5. continue, go on, proceed, go along, keepverb

    continue a certain state, condition, or activity

    "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"

    Synonyms:
    save, retain, slide by, play along, hold back, pass on, stay on, pass off, remain, continue, progress, persist in, go forward, stay fresh, advance, lapse, move, extend, slip by, fall out, come on, come about, come up, uphold, hold open, elapse, keep, go along, go, happen, go on, maintain, hold, occur, pass, move on, celebrate, preserve, hold on, glide by, bear on, restrain, stay, prevent, keep open, slip away, keep on, cover, sustain, take place, go by, hap, keep back, carry on, march on, observe

How to use proceed in a sentence?

  1. James Dickey:

    We are prepared to take all necessary steps to proceed in the peaceable exercise of our constitutionally protected rights.

  2. Sampo Terho:

    If Finland would like to proceed on this, we should follow the same route as Britain.

  3. Medecins Sans Frontieres:

    The IHFFC is now awaiting the agreement of the United States and Afghanistan governments to proceed.

  4. Kim Jong:

    We have reached big agreements before but were unable to fulfill them … There are skeptical views on whether the meeting today will yield meaningful results, if we maintain a firm will and proceed forward hand-in-hand, it will be impossible at least for things to get worse than they are now.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    I applaud the decision of the Attorney General to request an Inspector General investigation, and the IG’s commitment to proceed and probe the abuse of the department’s investigatory powers against Congress and the press.

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