Words ending in -cede, -ceed, and -sede

There are only ten verbs in general use with these endings but a lot of people have difficulty spelling them. It's best to try to learn the correct spellings, checking them in a dictionary if you aren't sure.

The most common ending is -cede:

accede

concede

intercede

precede

recede

secede

Only three words end in -ceed:

exceed

proceed

succeed

There's just one word that ends with -sede:

supersede


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