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Synonyms for proceeding
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings(noun)

    (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

    proceedings, legal proceeding, minutes, transactions


  1. proceeding(noun)

    measure, step, procedure

  2. proceeding(noun)

    The act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction

    measure, procedure, step

  3. proceeding(noun)

    Progress or movement from one thing to another.

    measure, procedure, step

  4. proceeding(noun)

    A measure or step taken in a course of business; a transaction; as, an illegal proceeding; a cautious or a violent proceeding.

    The proceedings of the high commission. --Macaulay.

    step, procedure, measure

  5. proceeding(noun)

    Plural, see proceedings.

    procedure, measure, step

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proceeding(n)

    An act is strictly and originally something accomplished by an exercise of power, in which sense it is synonymous with deed or effect. Action is a doing. Act is therefore single, individual, momentary; action a complex of acts, or a process, state, or habit of exerting power. We say a virtuous act, but rather a virtuous course of action. We speak of the action of an acid upon a metal, not of its act. Act is used, also, for the simple exertion of power; as, an act of will. In this sense an act does not necessarily imply an external effect, while an action does. Morally, the act of murder is in the determination to kill; legally, the act is not complete without the striking of the fatal blow. Act and deed are both used for the thing done, but act refers to the power put forth, deed to the result accomplished; as, a voluntary act, a bad deed. In connection with other words act is more usually qualified by the use of another noun, action by an adjective preceding; we may say a kind act, though oftener an act of kindness, but only a kind action, not an action of kindness. As between act and deed, deed is commonly used of great, notable, and impressive acts, as are achievement, exploit, and feat.

    Festus: We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.

    Bailey Festus, A Country Town, sc. 7.

    A feat exhibits strength, skill, personal power, whether mental or physical, especially the latter; as, a feat of arms, a feat of memory. An exploit is a conspicuous or glorious deed, involving valor or heroism, usually combined with strength, skill, loftiness of thought, and readiness of resource; an achievement is the doing of something great and noteworthy; an exploit is brilliant, but its effect may be transient; an achievement is solid, and its effect enduring. Act and action are both in contrast to all that is merely passive and receptive. The intensest action is easier than passive endurance.

    accomplishment, achievement, act, action, consummation, deed, doing, effect, execution, exercise, exertion, exploit, feat, motion, movement, operation, performance, transaction, work

    cessation, deliberation, endurance, immobility, inaction, inactivity, inertia, passion (In philosophic sense), quiescence, quiet, repose, rest, suffering, suspension

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proceeding

    step, measure, transaction, performance, procedure, conduct, behavior, action, process

    abandonment, desistence, deviation, discontinuance, inaction

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. proceeding(n.)

    act, deed, transaction, action, measure, performance, step, procedure

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "proceeding":

    procedure, proceedings, process, forum, instance, procedures, proceed, procedural, treatment

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  1. Wendy Murphy:

    They might be using the high-profile nature of the proceeding to continue to build a narrative in the court of public opinion, the defense could have information that we haven't heard yet that they want to play out in sort of a trial balloon sense. What would the public reaction be to new information about motive and so forth?

  2. Judge Mander:

    As I observed at this morning's hearing, that is a usual and regular step for counsel to take at this point in the proceeding.

  3. Pierre Alarie:

    There is a difference between a legal proceeding and arbitrage. The companies did protect themselves, but they didn't start an arbitrage process.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    If we're really serious about modeling this proceeding after the President Bill Clinton in particular.There trial, the President Bill Clinton in particular.There precedent is one where all the documents had been provided, up front, where all the witnesses had testified, up front, prior to the trial. That is not being replicated by the McConnell resolution -- not in any way, not in any shape, not in any form, far from it.

  5. Gloria Schmidt:

    The Osundairo brothers were fully prepared to testify in any criminal proceeding in the Jussie Smollett case, following todays decision ending the criminal case against Smollett, Gloria Schmidt no longer represents the Osundairo brothers as trial witnesses in the criminal matter.

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