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    precede the process with joint production

    Hello,

    "We have now taken steps with Russia about this issue. Deals have been inked. In Godís will, we will see S-400 missiles in our country and precede the process with joint production."

    Source: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com

    This is the translation of Turkey's President Erdoğan's remarks on Turkey's missile defence system purchase from Russia. Erdoğan actually uttered the word "operate", but the daily traslated it as "precede". Can precede be used in the sense of operate?

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    Re: precede the process with joint production

    No. "Precede" certainly isn't a replacement for "operate". However, "operate the process with joint production" doesn't make any sense either. It would have made far more sense at the end to hear "and proceed with the process of joint production".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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