Proceed vs Initiate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between proceed and initiate
is that proceed
is to move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun while initiate
is to begin; to start.
As an adjective initiate is
(obsolete) unpractised; untried; new.
As a noun initiate is
a new member of an organization.
To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun.
To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another.
- to proceed on a journey.
To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from.
- To proceed with a story or argument.
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.
* John Locke
- Light proceeds from the sun.
To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
- he that proceeds upon other Principles in his Enquiry
To have application or effect; to operate.
- He will, after his sour fashion, tell you / What hath proceeded worthy note to-day.
To begin and carry on a legal process. (rfex)
- This rule only proceeds and takes place when a person can not of common law condemn another by his sentence.
* This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See
* Not to be confused with precede.
* Many of the other English verbs ultimately derived from Latin are spelled ending in "cede", so the misspelling "procede" is common.
* proceeds (noun)
(obsolete) Unpractised; untried; new.
(obsolete) Begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the rudiments; newly admitted.
- the initiate fear that wants hard use
- To rise in science as in bliss, / Initiate in the secrets of the skies.
A new member of an organization.
One who has been through a ceremony of initiation.
To begin; to start.
* I. Taylor
To instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
* Dr. H. More
- How are changes of this sort to be initiated ?
* John Locke
- Providence would only initiate mankind into the useful knowledge of her treasures, leaving the rest to employ our industry.
To confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.
* Bishop Warburton
- To initiate his pupil into any part of learning, an ordinary skill in the governor is enough.
- The Athenians believed that he who was initiated and instructed in the mysteries would obtain celestial honour after death.
To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative.
- He was initiated into half a dozen clubs before he was one and twenty.
- (Alexander Pope)
* (to begin) end, conclude, complete, finish