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 of except demur, object, expostulate, kick, protest, remonstrateWords Related to except 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 of except 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 of except ban, bar, close out, count (out), debar, eliminate, exclude, freeze out, rule out, shut outWords Related to except 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 of except accept, embrace, entertain, receive, take in, welcome; unbanAntonyms of except admit, include
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