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masculine noun
1. conduct, behavior
intransitive verb
2. (originarse)
  • proceder de to come from
  • esta costumbre procede del siglo XIX this custom dates back to the 19th century
3. to act (actuar) (con with)
4. to proceed (empezar) (a with)
  • procedemos a leer el nombre de los ganadores we will now read out the names of the winners
5. to be appropriate (ser oportuno)
intransitive verb
1 (provenir)
proceder de to come from; originate in; procede de una familia rica she comes from o belongs to a wealthy family
estas patatas proceden de Israel
todo esto procede de su negativa all this springs from his refusal; de donde procede que ... (from) whence it happens that ... (formal)
2 (al actuar) (obrar) to act; (conducirse) to proceed; behave
ha procedido precipitadamente he has acted hastily; conviene proceder con cuidado it is best to go carefully; it would be best to proceed with caution; proceder contra algn (Jur) to take proceedings against sb
3 (pasar) to proceed
proceder a una elección to proceed to an election; procedieron a la detención de los sospechosos they proceeded to arrest the suspects; procedieron a despejar la carretera they proceeded to clear the road
4 (ser correcto) to be right (and proper); be fitting
no procede obrar así it is not right to act like that; si el caso procede if the case warrants it; luego, si procede, ... then, if appropriate, ...; táchese lo que no proceda cross out what does not apply
5 (estar de moda) to be in (familiar); be in fashion
(conducta) behaviour; behavior; (EEUU) (línea de acción) course of action;
Verb Conjugations for proceder
Gerund: procediendo
Participle: procedido
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