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Definitions and Synonyms of except | Another word for except | What is except?

Definition 1: prevent from being included or considered or accepted - [verb of cognition]

Samples where except or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bad results were excluded from the report
  • Leave off the top piece

Synonyms for except in the sense of this definition

(except is a kind of ...) terminate, end, or take out

"Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics" "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs" "eliminate my debts"

(... is a kind of except ) leave or strike out

"This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant"

Definition 2: take exception to - [verb of communication]

Samples where except or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday

Synonyms for except in the sense of this definition

(except is a kind of ...) express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent

"She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with" "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"

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