precede / proceed

precede / proceed
   The verb precede means "to come or go before, in front of": The flower girl preceded the bride in the procession down the aisle.
   Proceed means "to move forward": Both the flower girl and the bride proceeded down the aisle at the same time.

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  • precede, proceed — Precede means to come before, to go in advance of. Proceed means to go forward, to carry on. Senator Blunt preceded his staff into the room and proceeded to justify his vote on the measure …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • precede / proceed —    The verb precede means to come or go before, in front of : The flower girl preceded the bride in the procession down the aisle.    Proceed means to move forward : Both the flower girl and the bride proceeded down the aisle at the same time …   Confused words

  • proceed — precede, proceed Note that precede, meaning ‘to go before’ is spelt cede, whereas proceed, meaning ‘to go ahead’, is spelt ceed. proceed see precede. Note that procedure is spelt with only one e in its second syllable …   Modern English usage

  • precede — precede, proceed Note that precede, meaning ‘to go before’ is spelt cede, whereas proceed, meaning ‘to go ahead’, is spelt ceed …   Modern English usage

  • proceed — See precede. See precede, proceed …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • precede — See precede, proceed …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • proceed - precede — ◊ proceed If you proceed to do something, you do it after you have finished doing something else. He proceeded to explain. She proceeded to hand over the key to my room. In stories and formal English, if someone proceeds in a particular direction …   Useful english dictionary

  • precede vs proceed —   Precede is a verb that means to be or to go before something or someone in time or space.   For example: Ecological extinction caused by overfishing precedes other human disturbance to coastal ecosystems.   Proceed is a verb that means to… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • precede vs proceed —   Precede is a verb that means to be or to go before something or someone in time or space.   For example: Ecological extinction caused by overfishing precedes other human disturbance to coastal ecosystems.   Proceed is a verb that means to… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • proceed — pro|ceed W3S3 [prəˈsi:d] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: proceder, from [i]Latin procedere to go forward ] 1.) formal to continue to do something that has already been planned or started →↑proceeds proceed with ▪ The government was… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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