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prō-cēdo, cessi, cessum, 3, v. n., to go forth or before, to go forwards, advance, proceed (class.; cf.: progredior, prodeo).

I. Lit.

A. In gen.: procedere ad forum, Plaut. Cas. 3, 3, 2: illuc procede, id. Capt. 5, 2, 1: a portu, Cic. Fam. 16, 9, 1: ante agmen, Hirt. B. G. 8, 27, 4: nil cum procede re lintrem Sentimus, Hor. S. 1, 5, 20: pedibus aequis, Ov. P. 4, 5, 3: passu tacito, Val. Fl. 5, 351.—

B. In partic.

1. In milit. lang., to go or march forwards, to advance, Caes. B. C. 3, 34: lente atque paulatim proceditur, id. ib. 1, 80; id. B. G. 6, 25: agmen procedit, Cic. Tusc. 2, 16, 37; Curt. 7, 3, 19: processum in aciem est, Liv. 25, 21: ipsi jam pridem avidi certaminis procedunt, id. 3, 62, 6.—Cf. of ships, Caes. B. G. 7, 61; Verg. A. 4, 587.—

2. Of processions, to go on, set forward, move on, advance, etc.: funus interim Procedit: sequimur, Ter. And. 1, 1, 101; Hor. C. 4, 2, 49: tacito procedens agmine, Sil. 7, 91: vidisti Latios consul procedere fasces, id. 6, 443.—

C. Transf.

1. To go or come forth or out, to advance, issue: foribus foras procedere, Plaut. Ps. 2, 2, 12: castris, Verg. A. 12, 169: extra munitiones, Caes. B. G 5, 43: in medium, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 36, 94: e tabernaculo in solem, id. Brut. 9, 37: in pedes procedere nascentem, contra naturam est, to be born feet first, Plin. 7, 8, 6, 45: mediā procedit ab aulā, Ov. M. 14, 46.—

b. In gen., to show one's self, to appear: cum veste purpureā procedere, Cic. Div. 1, 52, 119: obviam alicui procedere, to go towards, go to meet, id. Sest. 13, 68; cf.: Jugurthae obvius procedit, Sall. J. 21, 1: obviam, id. ib. 53, 5: procedat vel Numa, Juv. 3, 138.—

c. In partic., to issue from the mouth, to be uttered: sed interdum voces procedebant contumaces et inconsultae, Tac. A. 4, 60 init.; Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 36.—

d. Of stars, etc., to rise, come into view: Ecce Dionaei processit Caesaris astrum, Verg. E. 9, 47: vesper, id. ib. 6, 86.—

e. Of the moon, to wax, increase, Pall. 7, 3.—

2. Of plants, to put forth, spring forth, grow (ante-class. and in post-Aug. prose): antequam radices longius procedere possint, Varr. R. R. 1, 23, 5: plerumque germen de cicatrice procedit, Col. 4, 22, 4: gemma sine dubio processura, Pall. 7, 5, 3; 8, 3, 1 et saep.—

3. Of place, to project, extend: ita ut in pedes binos fossa procedat, Plin. 17, 21, 35, 159: Lydia super Ioniam procedit, id. 5, 29, 30, 110: promuntorium, quod contra Peloponnesum procedit, id. 4, 2, 3, 6; Cels. 8, 1.—

II. Trop.

A. Of time, to advance, pass, elapse (class.): ubi plerumque noctis processit, Sall. J. 21, 2; Nep. Pel. 3, 3: jamque dies alterque dies processit, Verg. A. 3, 356: dies procedens, Cic. Tusc. 3, 22, 53: procedente tempore, in process of time, Plin. Ep. 6, 31, 17: si aetate processerit, Cic. Phil. 5, 18, 50: tempus processit, Caes. B. C. 3, 25: procedente die, Liv. 28, 15; Plin. Ep. 3, 20, 8: procedunt tempora tarde, Ov. Tr. 5, 10, 5: incipient magni procedere menses, Verg. E. 4, 12: pars major anni jam processerat, Liv. 3, 37.—

B. To come or go forth, to appear, to present or show one's self (poet. and post-Aug.): nunc volo subducto gravior procedere voltu, i. e. to conduct myself more gravely, to undertake more serious matters, Prop. 2, 10 (3, 1), 9: quis postea ad summam Thucydidis, quis Hyperidis ad famam processit? Petr. 2.—

2. In partic., to go or get on, to advance, make progress (class.; cf. proficio): dicendi laude multum, Cic. Brut. 36, 137: in philosophiā, id. Fin. 3, 2, 6: honoribus longius, id. Brut. 48, 180; cf. id. Har. Resp. 23, 48: ad virtutis aditum, id. Fin. 3, 14, 48: ambitio et procedendi libido, a passion for getting on, for rising in the world, Plin. Ep 8, 6, 3: longius iras, Verg. A. 5, 461: perspicuum est, quo compositiones unguentorum processerint, to what extent, how far, Cic. N. D. 2, 58, 146: ut ratione et viā procedat oratio, id. Fin. 1, 9, 29: eo vecordiae processit, ut, went so far in folly, Sall. J. 5, 2: Adherbal, ubi intellegit eo processum, id. ib. 21, 1; so, processit in id furoris, Vell. 2, 80, 2: eoque ira processit, ut, etc., Liv. 9, 26, 2: ex infimā fortunā in ordinem senatorium, et ad summos honores, Suet. Rhet. 1, 10.—

C. To run on, continue, remain: et cum stationes procederent, prope obruentibus infirmum corpus armis, i. e. guard duty returned so frequently as to seem continuous, Liv. 5, 48, 7: ut iis stipendia procederent, id. 25, 5, 8; 27, 11, 14; cf. aera, id. 5, 7, 12.—

D. To go on, continue, follow; esp. of speech, etc.: ad dissuadendum, Liv. 30, 35; cf. Plaut. Am. prol. 117: non imitor λακωνισμὸν tuum: altera jam pagella procedit, Cic. Fam. 11, 25, 2.—

E. To turn out, result, succeed, prosper (class.): parum procedere, Ter. And. 4, 1, 48; Liv. 1, 57; 38, 7: nonnumquam summis oratoribus non satis ex sententiā eventum dicendi procedere, Cic. de Or. 1, 27, 123: alicui pulcherrime, id. Phil. 13, 19, 40: alicui bene, id. Rab. Post. 1, 1: omnia prospere procedent, Cic. Fam. 12, 9, 2.—Impers. (cf. succedo): quibus cum parum procederet, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 12, 3; cf.: velut processisset Spurio Licinio, Liv. 2, 44, 1.—Absol., to turn out or succeed well: mane quod tu occoeperis negotium agere, id totum procedit diem, Plaut. Pers. 1, 3, 34: ferme ut quisque quidque occoeperit, sic ei procedunt post principia, id. ib. 4, 1, 4: Syre, processisti hodie pulcre, have succeeded finely, Ter. Ad. 5, 9, 22: si processit, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 98, 227: quod si consilia Andranodoro processissent, Liv. 24, 26, 5.—

2. To turn out favorably for, to result in favor of, to benefit, be of use to one: totidem dies emptori procedent, Cato, R. R. 148: benefacta mea reipublicae procedunt, Sall. J. 85, 5; Ov. H. 9, 109.—

3. To be effectual: venenum non processerat, Tac. A. 15, 60: medicina processit, Col. 6, 6, 4.—

F. To go or pass for, to be counted or reckoned as any thing (anteand post-class.): ut binae (oves) pro singulis procedant, shall be reckoned as one, Varr. R. R. 2, 2, 5; Dig. 5, 3, 32: quod ita procedit, si ea, cui donabatur, eum interposuit, ib. 24, 1, 11.—

G. To happen, take place, occur (ante-class.): numquid processit ad forum hodie novi? Plaut. Most. 4, 3, 7.—

H. To come or proceed from, to be derived from (post-class.): res, quae a sacratissimis imperatoribus procedunt, Cod. Just. 7, 37, 3.— In part. pass.: in processā aetate, advanced, Scrib. Comp. 100.