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EXCEPT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does except mean? 

EXCEPT (verb)
  The verb EXCEPT has 2 senses:

1. take exception to
2. prevent from being included or considered or accepted

  Familiarity information: EXCEPT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCEPT (verb)


Sense 1except [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take exception to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

demur; except

Context example:

he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday

Hypernyms (to "except" is one way to...):

object (express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2except [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prevent from being included or considered or accepted

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

exclude; leave out; omit; except; leave off; take out

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "except" is one way to...):

do away with; eliminate; get rid of (terminate or take out)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "except"):

elide (leave or strike out)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody


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