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proceed against, proceed to, proceed with

Proceed can be followed by the prepositions against, to and with.

Proceed against means to take legal action against someone.

  • The employee decided to proceed against her employer for wrongful dismissal.

Proceed to means to move forward literally or to move forward figuratively with an act not previously started.

  • Please proceed to Gate 11.
  • If the project continues at this pace, we will be able to proceed to the implementation phase ahead of schedule.

Proceed with means to continue with an activity that has already been started.

  • After quorum was declared, the meeting chair proceeded with the meeting.