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Procede vs. Proceed: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 12, 2024
"Procede" is an incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "Proceed," which means to move forward or continue.

Which is correct: Procede or Proceed

How to spell Proceed?

Procede is Incorrect

Proceed is Correct


Key Differences

Avoid the "e" after "proc."
Think of "pro" as forward and "ceed" as go, so "go forward."
"Proceed" sounds like "pro-seed" and seeds move forward to grow.
Recall the common phrase "proceed with caution."
Remember the "ee" in the middle, as in "need to proceed."

Correct usage of Proceed

She decided to procede with the surgery despite the risks.
She decided to proceed with the surgery despite the risks.
Before we procede with the plan, let's review it once more.
Before we proceed with the plan, let's review it once more.
How do we procede from here?
How do we proceed from here?
Can we procede to the next topic?
Can we proceed to the next topic?
It's not clear how to procede in this situation.
It's not clear how to proceed in this situation.

Proceed Definitions

Proceedo continue after a pause or interruption.
After the break, the meeting will proceed.
Proceedo move or go forward or onward.
The parade will proceed down the main street.
Proceedo embark on a course of action.
She decided to proceed with the surgery.
Proceedo carry on a process or action.
The scientist will proceed with the experiment.
To go forward or onward, especially after an interruption; continue
Proceeded to his destination.
Paused to clear her throat, then proceeded.
To begin to carry on an action or a process
Looked surprised, then proceeded to roar with laughter.
To move on in an orderly manner
Business proceeded as usual.
To come from a source; originate or issue
Behavior proceeding from hidden motives. ].
(intransitive) To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to carry on
To proceed on a journey
(intransitive) To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another.
To proceed with a story or argument
(intransitive) To come from; to have as its source or origin.
Light proceeds from the sun.
(intransitive) To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act methodically
(intransitive) To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
To be applicable or effective; to be valid.
To begin and carry on a legal process.
(intransitive) To take an academic degree.
To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey.
If thou proceed in this thy insolence.
To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as, to proceed with a story or argument.
To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from; as, light proceeds from the sun.
I proceeded forth and came from God.
It proceeds from policy, not love.
To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method; to prosecute a design.
He that proceeds upon other principles in his inquiry.
To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
He will, after his sour fashion, tell youWhat hath proceeded worthy note to-day.
To have application or effect; to operate.
This rule only proceeds and takes place when a person can not of common law condemn another by his sentence.
See Proceeds.
Continue with one's activities;
I know it's hard,
But there is no choice
Carry on--pretend we are not in the room
Move ahead; travel onward in time or space;
We proceeded towards Washington
She continued in the direction of the hills
We are moving ahead in time now
Follow a procedure or take a course;
We should go farther in this matter
She went through a lot of trouble
Go about the world in a certain manner
Messages must go through diplomatic channels
Follow a certain course;
The inauguration went well
How did your interview go?
Continue a certain state, condition, or activity;
Keep on working!
We continued to work into the night
Keep smiling
We went on working until well past midnight
Proceedo originate from a source.
The funds will proceed from the sale.

Proceed Sentences

You must proceed with caution in such sensitive matters.
The meeting will proceed as scheduled.
Please proceed to the checkout when you're ready.
Proceed at your own risk beyond this point.
The parade will proceed down the main street.
If you agree, we can proceed to sign the contract.
They received permission to proceed with the construction.
The project will proceed despite the funding cuts.
The guide asked us to proceed in single file.
After the interruption, we will proceed where we left off.
The scientist decided to proceed with the experiment.
She hesitated, unsure of how to proceed.
The court allowed the case to proceed.
They were unsure whether to proceed with the deal.
To proceed further, you must answer this question.
Let's proceed with the presentation.
We will proceed with the lesson tomorrow.
Proceed to the next chapter after completing the exercises.
We need to decide how to proceed with the plan.
Proceed directly to your gate for boarding.
Before you proceed, please read the instructions carefully.
Once the light turns green, you can proceed.
The team decided to proceed with the launch.
You may proceed with your story.
After the pause, the music began to proceed again.

Proceed Idioms & Phrases

Proceed with caution

Move forward carefully.
Given the risks, we must proceed with caution.

Proceed to the next step

Move forward in a process.
Once you've completed the form, proceed to the next step.

Proceed on foot

Continue by walking.
We had to proceed on foot after the bike broke down.

Proceed at a snail's pace

Move forward very slowly.
Traffic was proceeding at a snail's pace.

Proceed against the current

Move forward despite opposition or difficulties.
The reformers decided to proceed against the current.

Proceed without delay

Continue immediately without waiting.
Please proceed without delay to ensure timely completion.

Proceed in an orderly fashion

Move forward in a controlled and organized manner.
In case of an emergency, please proceed in an orderly fashion to the nearest exit.

Proceed with the formalities

Continue with the required procedures or official actions.
Now that we've agreed on terms, let's proceed with the formalities.

Proceed to vote

Move forward with the voting process.
After the discussion, the committee will proceed to vote.

Proceed at one's own risk

Move forward knowing the potential dangers.
Anyone attempting this climb should proceed at their own risk.

Proceed as planned

Continue with the original plan.
Despite the setbacks, we will proceed as planned.

Proceed on the assumption that

Move forward based on a specific presumption.
We'll proceed on the assumption that the event is happening as scheduled.

Proceed with someone's approval

Move forward with the endorsement or permission of a person.
You may proceed with the project with the manager's approval.

Proceed with the agenda

Continue with the scheduled plan or list of items to be discussed.
Let's proceed with the agenda for today's meeting.

Proceed under the assumption

Move forward with a specific belief or understanding.
We'll proceed under the assumption that all members agree.

Proceed to the next level

Move forward to a more advanced stage or phase.
After mastering these exercises, you can proceed to the next level.

Proceed with the execution

Continue with carrying out a plan or action.
With the strategy in place, we can proceed with the execution.

Proceed with caution and care

Move forward carefully and attentively.
In delicate negotiations, one must proceed with caution and care.

Proceed to checkout

Move towards finalizing a purchase, often used in online shopping.
After adding items to your cart, proceed to checkout.

Proceed to discuss

Move forward to talk about or examine a topic.
Let's proceed to discuss the next agenda item.


What is the verb form of Proceed?

"Proceed" is already a verb.

Why is it called Proceed?

The term comes from Latin "procedere" which means to go forward.

What is the root word of Proceed?

The root is the Latin word "procedere."

What is the plural form of Proceed?

N/A. "Proceed" is a verb.

Which conjunction is used with Proceed?

No specific conjunction is uniquely associated with "Proceed."

Is Proceed a negative or positive word?


What is the pronunciation of Proceed?

It's pronounced as /prəˈsiːd/.

Which vowel is used before Proceed?

Typically, the article "to" is used, as in "to proceed."

What is the singular form of Proceed?

"Proceed" is a verb and doesn't have a singular or plural form like nouns do.

Which preposition is used with Proceed?

"To" as in "proceed to the next step."

Is the Proceed term a metaphor?

No, but it can be used metaphorically.

Which article is used with Proceed?

N/A. "Proceed" is a verb.

Is Proceed a collective noun?


What part of speech is Proceed?


What is the second form of Proceed?


Is Proceed a vowel or consonant?

"Proceed" is a word containing both vowels and consonants.

Is Proceed a countable noun?

N/A, as "Proceed" is not a noun.

How do we divide Proceed into syllables?


What is the opposite of Proceed?

Halt or stop.

Which determiner is used with Proceed?

N/A, as "Proceed" is a verb.

Is Proceed an adverb?


Is Proceed a noun or adjective?

"Proceed" is a verb.

Is Proceed an abstract noun?


What is a stressed syllable in Proceed?

The second syllable, "ceed."

What is another term for Proceed?


How is Proceed used in a sentence?

"We will proceed with the plans as discussed."

Is the word Proceed imperative?

It can be used in the imperative mood, e.g., "Proceed with caution."

How many syllables are in Proceed?

Two syllables.

What is the first form of Proceed?


What is the third form of Proceed?

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