Synonyms and Antonyms of except
1 to present an opposing opinion or argument <I must except to your remark that there are no great novelists currently living> Synonyms demur, object, expostulate, kick, protest, remonstrateRelated Words cavil, quibble; challenge, dare, defy, fight; conflict, debate, dispute, hassle, quarrel, squabble, wrangle; beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, keen, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowl; balk, gag, stick; censure, criticize, denounce; disobey, rebel, withstand; demonstrateNear Antonyms approve, sanction; accept; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent; adhere, comply, conform, follow, mind, obey, observe; advocate, champion, defend, maintain, support, sustain, uphold; applaud, cheer, commend
2 to prevent the participation, consideration, or inclusion of <we'll have to except members who haven't paid their club dues from voting in the election> Synonyms ban, bar, close out, count (out), debar, eliminate, exclude, freeze out, rule out, shut outRelated Words blackball, blacklist, excommunicate, ostracize; banish, deport, exile, expel, oust, throw out; obviate, preclude, prevent, prohibit; block, hinder, impede, obstruct; cease, discontinue, halt, suspend; deter, stave off, ward (off); check off, disregard; comb (out), weed (out)Near Antonyms accept, embrace, entertain, receive, take in, welcome; unbanAntonyms admit, include
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