Fare vs Proceed - What's the difference?

fare | proceed |

As verbs the difference between fare and proceed

is that fare is while proceed is to move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) fare, from the merger of (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • (label) a going; journey; travel; voyage; course; passage
  • Money paid for a transport ticket.
  • A paying passenger, especially in a taxi.
  • Food and drink.
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  • Supplies for consumption or pleasure.
  • (UK, crime, slang) A prostitute's client.
  • Synonyms
    * (journey) see * (sense, prostitute's client) see

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • (archaic) To go, travel.
  • To get along, succeed (well or badly); to be in any state, or pass through any experience, good or bad; to be attended with any circumstances or train of events.
  • * Denham
  • So fares the stag among the enraged hounds.
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  • To eat, dine.
  • * Bible, Luke xvi. 19
  • There was a certain rich man which fared sumptuously every day.
  • (impersonal) To happen well, or ill.
  • We shall see how it will fare with him.
  • * Milton
  • So fares it when with truth falsehood contends.
    Derived terms
    * afare * farer * farewell * seafaring * spacefaring * warfare * wayfarer * welfare

    Derived terms

    * farewell * fareworthy * standard fare * warfare * welfare * workfare


    * English irregular verbs ----



    (Webster 1913)


    (en verb)
  • To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun.
  • to proceed on a journey.
  • To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another.
  • To proceed with a story or argument.
  • To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from.
  • Light proceeds from the sun.
  • 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
  • he that proceeds upon other Principles in his Enquiry
  • To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He will, after his sour fashion, tell you / What hath proceeded worthy note to-day.
  • To have application or effect; to operate.
  • * Ayliffe
  • This rule only proceeds and takes place when a person can not of common law condemn another by his sentence.
  • To begin and carry on a legal process. (rfex)
  • Usage notes

    * 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.


    * progress


    * regress * recede


    * *

    See also

    * proceeds (noun)