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Accept vs. Except — What's the Difference?

Accept vs. Except — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Accept and Except

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Accept

To answer affirmatively
Accept an invitation.
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Except

Not including; other than
They work every day except Sunday
I was naked except for my socks
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Accept

To agree to take (a duty or responsibility).
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Except

Used before a statement that forms an exception to one just made
I didn't tell him anything, except that I needed the money
Our berets were the same except mine was blue
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Accept

To receive (something offered), especially with gladness or approval
Accepted a glass of water.
Accepted their contract.
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Except

Specify as excluded from a category or group
Five classes of advertisement are excepted from control
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Accept

To admit to a group, organization, or place
Accepted me as a new member of the club.
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Except

With the exclusion of; other than; but
Everyone except me.
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Accept

To regard as proper, usual, or right
Such customs are widely accepted.
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Except

If it were not for the fact that; only. Often used with that
I would buy the suit, except that it costs too much.
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Accept

To regard as true; believe in
Scientists have accepted the new theory.
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Except

Otherwise than
They didn't open their mouths except to complain.
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Accept

To understand as having a specific meaning.
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Except

(Archaic) Unless
"And ne'er throughout the year to church thou go'st / Except it be to pray against thy foes" (Shakespeare).
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Accept

To endure resignedly or patiently
Accept one's fate.
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Except

To leave out; exclude
An admission fee is charged, but children are excepted.
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Accept

To be able to hold (something applied or inserted)
This wood will not accept oil paints.
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Except

To object
Counsel excepted to the court's ruling.
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Accept

To receive officially
Accept the committee's report.
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Except

(transitive) To exclude; to specify as being an exception.
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Accept

To consent to pay, as by a signed agreement.
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Except

(intransitive) To take exception, to object (to or against).
To except to a witness or his testimony
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Accept

To take payment in the form of
A store that does not accept checks.
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Except

With the exception of; but.
There was nothing in the cupboard except a tin of beans.
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Accept

(Medicine) To receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without immunological rejection.
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Except

With the exception (that); used to introduce a clause, phrase or adverb forming an exception or qualification to something previously stated.
You look a bit like my sister, except she has longer hair.
I never made fun of her except teasingly.
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Accept

To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
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Except

(archaic) Unless; used to introduce a hypothetical case in which an exception may exist.
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Accept

(transitive) To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
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Except

To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.
Who never touchedThe excepted tree.
Wherein (if we only except the unfitness of the judge) all other things concurred.
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Accept

(transitive) To admit to a place or a group.
The Boy Scouts were going to accept him as a member.
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Except

To object to; to protest against.
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Accept

(transitive) To regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in.
I accept the notion that Christ lived.
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Except

To take exception; to object; - usually followed by to, sometimes by against; as, to except to a witness or his testimony.
Except thou wilt except against my love.
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Accept

(transitive) To receive as adequate or satisfactory.
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Except

With exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting.
God and his Son except,Created thing naught valued he nor . . . shunned.
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Accept

(transitive) To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.
I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
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Except

Unless; if it be not so that.
And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
But yesterday you never opened lip,Except, indeed, to drink.
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Accept

(transitive) To endure patiently.
I accept my punishment.
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Except

Take exception to;
He demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday
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Accept

(transitive) To acknowledge patiently without opposition or resistance.
We need to accept the fact that restaurants are closed due to COVID-19 and that no amount of wishing or screaming will make them reopen any sooner.
Apr 28, 2019

Except

Prevent from being included or considered or accepted;
The bad results were excluded from the report
Leave off the top piece
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Accept

To agree to pay.
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Accept

(transitive) To receive officially.
To accept the report of a committee
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Accept

(intransitive) To receive something willingly.
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Accept

(obsolete) Accepted.
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Accept

To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; - often followed by of.
If you accept them, then their worth is great.
To accept of ransom for my son.
She accepted of a treat.
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Accept

To receive with favor; to approve.
The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice.
Peradventure he will accept of me.
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Accept

To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
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Accept

To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
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Accept

To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.
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Accept

In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.]
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Accept

Accepted.
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Accept

Consider or hold as true;
I cannot accept the dogma of this church
Accept an argument
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Accept

Receive willingly something given or offered;
The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter
I won't have this dog in my house!
Please accept my present
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Accept

Give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to;
I cannot accept your invitation
I go for this resolution
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Accept

React favorably to; consider right and proper;
People did not accept atonal music at that time
We accept the idea of universal health care
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Accept

Admit into a group or community;
Accept students for graduate study
We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member
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Accept

Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person;
I'll accept the charges
She agreed to bear the responsibility
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Accept

Tolerate or accommodate oneself to;
I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions
I swallowed the insult
She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncracies
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Accept

Be designed to hold or take;
This surface will not take the dye
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Accept

Of a deliberative body: receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
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Accept

Make use of or accept for some purpose;
Take a risk
Take an opportunity
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Accept

Be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal;
The cow accepted the bull
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