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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]


Take exception to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


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]


Prevent from being included or considered or accepted

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


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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