precede vs proceed : Common Errors in English

About precede vs proceed

“Precede” means “to go before.” “Proceed” means to go on. Let your companion precede you through the door, then proceed to follow her. Interestingly, the second E is missing in “procedure.”

precede Meaning(s)

  • (v) be earlier in time; go back further
  • (v) come before
  • (v) be the predecessor of
  • (v) move ahead (of others) in time or space
  • (v) furnish with a preface or introduction

proceed Meaning(s)

  • (v) continue talking
  • (v) move ahead; travel onward in time or space
  • (v) follow a procedure or take a course
  • (v) follow a certain course
  • (v) continue a certain state, condition, or activity

precede in News

  1. MCC board meets today in Havasu

    BULLHEAD CITY — The annual budget hearing and special meeting to adopt the 2014 budget for Mohave Community College will precede the regular June meeting of the Board of Governors today in Lake Havasu City. The proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 is $54.13 million, a 3.4 percent decrease from fiscal year 2013.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Mohave Daily News

  2. Curtis C. Jacobsen, 87

    Curtis Carlyle Jacobsen passed away April 29, 2013; in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Curtis was born in Jackson, on Feb. 18, 1926 to Chris and Pearl Jacobsen. His parents, as well as his two sisters, Madelyn and Peggy, precede him in death.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Jackson County Pilot

  3. Iowa’s ‘Bridges of Madison County’ going Broadway

    DES MOINES (AP) — Some extra Iowa marketing may precede the arrival of "The Bridges of Madison County" on Broadway. Robert Waller's best-selling book about two people who met at one of Iowa's famed covered bridges has been turned into a musical. It first was turned in to a 1995 movie starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. Producers said Thursday the show will debut in August at the ...
    on June 8, 2013 Source: The Fairfield Ledger

proceed in News

  1. Judge allows Keystone XL lawsuit to proceed

    LINCOLN (AP) — A judge has ruled that opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska can proceed with their legal challenge to a state law that paved the way for a new project route.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Grand Island Independent

  2. Neb. judge allows Keystone XL lawsuit to proceed

    A judge has ruled that opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska can proceed with their legal challenge to a state law that paved the way for a new project route. Lancaster County District Court ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Rubio, Nelson join large majority to proceed on immigration debate

    Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson joined an 85-15 majority vote this afternoon to proceed on debate of the immigration debate.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: St. Petersburg Times Blogs

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