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except

ex·cept

except

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk sept
features:
Language Note, Word Parts
part of speech: preposition
definition: apart from; not including.
The store is open every day except Sunday.
synonyms:
but
Language Note
Except is easy to confuse with accept because these two words sound alike. Accept is a verb that means "to receive or agree to." Except is a preposition that means "not including."

Mrs. Mulligan could not accept Jesse's excuse for being late. She believed his whole story, except the part about the aliens.
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