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Process vs. Proceed

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  • Process (noun)

    A series of events which produce a result, especially as contrasted to product.

    "This product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the process was flawed."

  • Process (noun)

    A set of procedures used to produce a product, most commonly in the food and chemical industries.

  • Process (noun)

    A path of succession of states through which a system passes.

  • Process (noun)

    Successive physiological responses to keep or restore health.

  • Process (noun)

    Documents issued by a court in the course of a lawsuit or action at law, such as a summons, mandate, or writ.

  • Process (noun)

    An outgrowth of tissue or cell.

  • Process (noun)

    A structure that arises above a surface.

  • Process (noun)

    A executing.

  • Process (verb)

    to perform a particular process on a thing

  • Process (verb)

    to retrieve, store, classify, manipulate, transmit etc. (data, signals, etc.), especially using computer techniques.

    "We have processed the data using our proven techniques, and have come to the following conclusions."

  • Process (verb)

    to think about a piece of information, or a concept, in order to assimilate it, and perhaps accept it in a modified state.

  • Process (verb)

    To walk in a procession.

  • Proceed (verb)

    To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to carry on

    "To proceed on a journey."

  • Proceed (verb)

    To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another.

    "To proceed with a story or argument."

  • Proceed (verb)

    To come from (have as the source or origin)

    "Light proceeds from the sun."

  • Proceed (verb)

    To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act methodically

  • Proceed (verb)

    To be transacted; to take place; to occur.

  • Proceed (verb)

    To be applicable or effective; to be valid.

  • Proceed (verb)

    To begin and carry on a legal process. en

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • Process (noun)

    The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance.

  • Process (noun)

    A series of actions, motions, or occurrences; progressive act or transaction; continuous operation; normal or actual course or procedure; regular proceeding; as, the process of vegetation or decomposition; a chemical process; processes of nature.

  • Process (noun)

    A statement of events; a narrative.

  • Process (noun)

    Any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis.

  • Process (noun)

    The whole course of proceedings in a cause real or personal, civil or criminal, from the beginning to the end of the suit; strictly, the means used for bringing the defendant into court to answer to the action; - a generic term for writs of the class called judicial.

  • Proceed (verb)

    To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey.

  • Proceed (verb)

    To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as, to proceed with a story or argument.

  • Proceed (verb)

    To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from; as, light proceeds from the sun.

  • Proceed (verb)

    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.

  • Proceed (verb)

    To be transacted; to take place; to occur.

  • Proceed (verb)

    To have application or effect; to operate.

  • Proceed (verb)

    To begin and carry on a legal process.

  • Proceed (noun)

    See Proceeds.

Webster Dictionary
  • Process (noun)

    a particular course of action intended to achieve a result;

    "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"

    "it was a process of trial and error"

  • Process (noun)

    a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states;

    "events now in process"

    "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"

  • Process (noun)

    (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents;

    "the process of thinking"

    "the cognitive operation of remembering"

  • Process (noun)

    a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant

  • Process (noun)

    a mental process that you are not directly aware of;

    "the process of denial"

  • Process (noun)

    a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant;

    "a bony process"

  • Process (verb)

    deal with in a routine way;

    "I'll handle that one"

    "process a loan"

    "process the applicants"

  • Process (verb)

    subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition;

    "process cheese"

    "process hair"

    "treat the water so it can be drunk"

    "treat the lawn with chemicals"

    "treat an oil spill"

  • Process (verb)

    perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information;

    "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"

  • Process (verb)

    institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against;

    "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"

    "She actioned the company for discrimination"

  • Process (verb)

    shape, form, or improve a material;

    "work stone into tools"

    "process iron"

    "work the metal"

  • Process (verb)

    deliver a warrant or summons to someone;

    "He was processed by the sheriff"

  • Process (verb)

    march in a procession;

    "They processed into the dining room"

  • Proceed (verb)

    continue with one's activities;

    "I know it's hard,"

    "but there is no choice"

    "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

  • Proceed (verb)

    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"

  • Proceed (verb)

    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"

  • Proceed (verb)

    follow a certain course;

    "The inauguration went well"

    "how did your interview go?"

  • Proceed (verb)

    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"

Princeton's WordNet

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