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proceder

proceder(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to start out; used with "de")
a. to come from
El algodón de toda esta ropa procede de vendedores de comercio justo.The cotton used in all these clothes comes from fairtrade sellers.
b. to originate in
La porcelana procede de China.Porcelain originated in China.
c. to have one's origins in
El médico afirma que esta enfermedad procede de mutaciones del ADN.The doctor says that this disease has its origins in DNA mutations.
d. to date back to (in time)
Esta versión del cuento procede del medievo.This version of the story dates back to the Middle Ages.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to conduct oneself)
a. to proceed
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Hay que proceder con cautela cuando vigilas a un sospechoso.You need to proceed with caution when you're watching a suspect.
b. to behave
Era un hombre amable, aunque últimamente procedía de forma extraña.He was a kind man, although he had been behaving oddly lately.
c. to act
La prensa debe proceder con responsabilidad.The press needs to act responsibly.
3. (to go ahead; used with "a")
a. to proceed to
La anciana procedió entonces a prepararles algo de comer.The old woman then proceeded to make them something to eat.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to get on; used with "a" or "con")
a. to proceed with
Hemos decidido no proceder a la adquisición de la sociedad.We've decided not to proceed with the acquisition of the company.
b. to start
Acabado el receso, el juez pidió al abogado defensor que procediera con su interrogatorio.After the recess, the judge asked the defense attorney to start his questioning.
5.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to be fitting)
a. to be appropriate
Serán las autoridades ambientales las que determinarán lo que procede hacer en este caso.It will be the environmental authorities who determine what action is appropriate in this case.
b. to be wise
Procede actuar con la máxima rapidez para proteger los intereses de los asegurados.It would be wise to act with the utmost urgency to protect the interests of policyholders.
c. to apply (in forms or reports)
Táchese lo que no proceda.Strike out what does not apply.
d. to be applicable (in forms or reports)
Debe adjuntar una fotocopia de su pasaporte y, si procede, de su permiso de conducir.You need to include a photocopy of your passport and, if applicable, of your driver's license.
6. (to start legal action; used with "contra")
a. to initiate proceedings against
Existen pruebas suficientes para proceder contra este individuo.There is sufficient evidence to initiate proceedings against this individual.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
7.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(way of acting)
a. behavior
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Luis XVI de Francia se granjeó el desprecio del pueblo con su despótico proceder.The tyrannical behavior of Louis XVI of France earned him the disdain of his people.
b. behaviour (United Kingdom)
La duquesa elogió el buen proceder de su siervo.The duchess praised the good behaviour of her servant.
c. conduct
No me malinterprete. El proceder de su hijo en clase es ejemplar.Don't get me wrong. Your son's conduct at school is exemplary.
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proceder
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. conduct, behavior
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (originarse)
a.
proceder deto come from
esta costumbre procede del siglo XIXthis custom dates back to the 19th century
3. (actuar)
a. to act
4. (empezar)
a. to proceed
procedemos a leer el nombre de los ganadoreswe will now read out the names of the winners
5. (ser oportuno)
a. to be appropriate
proceder
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;
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