What are some opposite words for proceed?

Antonyms for proceed
prəˈsid; ˈproʊ sid

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term proceed.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. continue, go on, carry on, proceed(verb)

    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, continue(verb)

    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, move(verb)

    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, go(verb)

    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, keep(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. proceed(verb)

    Antonyms:
    regress

    Synonyms:
    progress

  2. proceed(verb)

    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. proceed(verb)

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

    To proceed with a story or argument.

    Antonyms:
    regress

    Synonyms:
    progress

  4. proceed(verb)

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

    Light proceeds from the sun.

    Antonyms:
    regress

    Synonyms:
    progress

  5. proceed(verb)

    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. proceed(verb)

    To be transacted; to take place; to occur.

    Antonyms:
    regress

    Synonyms:
    progress

  7. proceed(verb)

    To have application or effect; to operate.

    Antonyms:
    regress

    Synonyms:
    progress

  8. proceed(verb)

    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

How to use proceed in a sentence?

  1. Nikola Tesla:

    If he [Thomas Edison] had a needle to find in a haystack, he would not stop to reason where it was most likely to be, but would proceed at once with the feverish diligence of a bee, to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. … Just a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety percent of his labor.

  2. Jim Barger:

    CIDs are unfortunately common — but in the same way that health care fraud is unfortunately common. They signal that DOJ is aware of credible allegations of fraud, companies and investors should take CIDs very seriously and proceed with caution. They are not to be shrugged off as some routine inquiry.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    What we're coming up to now is, as it were, the critical moment of choice for us as friends and partners about how we proceed.

  4. Dick Cheney:

    What I keep hearing out there is they portray this as a rogue operation and the agency was way out of bounds and then they lied about it, i think that's all a bunch of hooey. The program was authorized. The agency did not want to proceed without authorization, and it was also reviewed legally by the Justice Department before they undertook the program.

  5. Benjamin Weinthal:

    The number of Christians in Iran is estimated at between 200,000 and 500,000, out of an overall population of nearly 78 million. Although the Islamic Republic’s constitution guarantees on paper that Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism are protected religions, the application of Sharia Law — or Islamic Law — relegates the members of the minority religions to second class citizens. The historical term for a subjugated non-Muslim religious minority member living in an Islamic society is dhimmi. In response to multiple FoxNews.com media queries about the convicted Iranian Christians, Hamid Babaei, head of the press office in the Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations in New York, declined to comment. Saba Farzan said the latest crackdown is further affirmation that the current talks between the U.S. and Iran on lifting economic sanctions in exchange for guarantees Iran won't pursue nuclear weapons can not proceed in good faith. They never made sense and never will, Saba Farzan said. The West can't discuss arms control with a leadership that oppresses religious minorities and human rights activists.

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