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except

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 to present an opposing opinion or argument
  • I must except to your remark that there are no great novelists currently living

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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

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variants: also excepting

Synonyms of except (Entry 2 of 3)

if it were not for the fact that
  • I'd go, except it's too far

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variants: also excepting

Synonyms of except (Entry 3 of 3)

not including
  • the store is open daily except Sundays

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The first known use of except was in the 14th century

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“Except.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/except. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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