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Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive), Conjunction, Preposition


Verb except has 2 senses


exceptv. t. [L. exceptus, p. p. of excipere to take or draw out, to except; ex out + capere to take: cf. F. excepter. See Capable.].
  •  To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who never touched
    The excepted tree.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Wherein (if we only except the unfitness of the judge) all other things concurred."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To object to; to protest against.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
exceptv. i. 
     To take exception; to object; -- usually followed by to, sometimes by against; as, to except to a witness or his testimony.  [1913 Webster]
    "Except thou wilt except against my love."  [1913 Webster]
exceptprep. [Originally past participle, or verb in the imperative mode.].
     With exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting.  [1913 Webster]
    "God and his Son except,
    Created thing naught valued he nor . . . shunned.
     Unless; if it be not so that.  [1913 Webster]
    " As a conjunction unless has mostly taken the place of except."  [1913 Webster]
    "And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me."  [1913 Webster]
    "But yesterday you never opened lip,
    Except, indeed, to drink.
    "  [1913 Webster]


except, v., prep., & conj.
--v.tr. (often as excepted adj. placed after object) exclude from a general statement, condition, etc. (excepted him from the amnesty; present company excepted).
--prep. (often foll. by for) not including; other than (all failed except him; all here except for John; is all right except that it is too long).
--conj. archaic unless (except he be born again).

ME f. L excipere except- (as EX-(1), capere take)



abjure, abscind, absolve, amputate, annihilate, apart from, aside from, ban, bar, barring, bate, beside, besides, bob, brush aside, but, chuck, chuck out, clip, contemn, contradict, count out, crop, cull, cut, cut away, cut off, cut out, debar, decline, deny, despise, disapprove, discard, discharge, disclaim, discount, discounting, disdain, dismiss, disown, dispense from, dispense with, disregard, dock, eliminate, enucleate, eradicate, ex, except for, except that, excepting, exception taken of, excise, exclude, excluding, exclusive of, excuse, exempt, expostulate, extinguish, extirpate, forswear, free, from, give dispensation from, grant immunity, however, if not, ignore, inveigh against, isolate, kick, knock off, leave out, leaving out, less, let alone, let go, let off, lop, minus, mutilate, nip, not counting, object, off, omit, omitting, other than, outside of, pare, pass by, pass over, pass up, peel, pick out, precluding, protest, prune, push aside, rebuff, recant, refuse, refuse to consider, reject, release, remise, remit, remonstrate, renounce, repel, repudiate, repulse, root out, rule out, save, save and except, save the necessity, saving, scout, set apart, set aside, shave, shear, shove away, spare, spurn, stamp out, strike off, strip, strip off, suspend, take off, take out, than, throw away, throw out, truncate, turn away, turn out, unless, unless that, waive, were it not, wipe out, without, yet




VB reject, set aside, lay aside, give up, decline, exclude, except, pluck, spin, cast, repudiate, scout, set at naught, fling to the winds, fling to the dogs, fling overboard, fling away, cast to the winds, cast to the dogs, cast overboard, cast away, throw to the winds, throw to the dogs, throw overboard, throw away, toss to the winds, toss to the dogs, toss overboard, toss away, send to the right about, disclaim, discard.


N nonaddition, subtraction, subtraction, subduction, deduction, retrenchment, removal, withdrawal, ablation, sublation, abstraction, garbling mutilation, detruncation, amputation, abscission, excision, recision, curtailment, minuend, subtrahend, decrease, abrasion, subtracted, subtractive, in deduction, less, short of, minus, without, except, except for, excepting, with the exception of, barring, save, exclusive of, save and except, with a reservation, not counting, if one doesn't count.


N exclusion, nonadmission, omission, exception, rejection, repudiation, exile, noninclusion, preclusion, prohibition, separation, segregation, seposition, elimination, expulsion, cofferdam, excluding, exclusive, excluded, unrecounted, not included in, inadmissible, exclusive of, barring, except, with the exception of, save, bating, exclusion, seclusion, exclusion, seclusion, privacy, retirement, reclusion, recess, snugness, delitescence, rustication, rus in urbe, solitude, solitariness, isolation, loneliness, estrangement from the world, voluntary exile, aloofness, cell, hermitage, convent, sanctum sanctorum, depopulation, desertion, desolation, wilderness, howling wilderness, rotten borough, Old Sarum, exclusion, excommunication, banishment, exile, ostracism, proscription, cut, cut direct, dead cut, inhospitality, inhospitableness, dissociability, domesticity, Darby and Joan, recluse, hermit, eremite, cenobite, anchoret, anchorite, Simon Stylites, troglodyte, Timon of Athens, Santon, solitaire, ruralist, disciple of Zimmermann, closet cynic, Diogenes, outcast, Pariah, castaway, pilgarlic, wastrel, foundling, wilding, secluded, sequestered, retired, delitescent, private, bye, out of the world, out of the way, the world forgetting by the world forgot, snug, domestic, stay-at-home, unsociable, unsocial, dissocial, inhospitable, cynical, inconversable, unclubbable, sauvage, troglodytic, solitary, lonely, lonesome, isolated, single, estranged, unfrequented, uninhabitable, uninhabited, tenantless, abandoned, deserted, deserted in one's utmost need, unfriended, kithless, friendless, homeless, lorn, forlorn, desolate, unvisited, unintroduced, uninvited, unwelcome, under a cloud, left to shift for oneself, derelict, outcast, banished, noli me tangere, among them but not of them, and homeless near a thousand homes I stood, far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, makes a solitude and calls it peace, magna civitas magna solitudo, never less alone than when alone, O sacred solitude! divine retreat!.


N unconformity, nonconformity, unconformity, disconformity, unconventionality, informality, abnormity, abnormality, anomaly, anomalousness, exception, peculiarity, infraction of law, breach, of law, violation of law, violation of custom, violation of usage, infringement of law, infringement of custom, infringement of usage, teratism, eccentricity, bizarrerie, oddity, je ne sais quoi, monster, monstrosity, rarity, freak, freak of Nature, weirdo, mutant, rouser, snorter, individuality, idiosyncrasy, originality, mannerism, aberration, irregularity, variety, singularity, exemption, salvo, nonconformist, nondescript, character, original, nonesuch, nonsuch, monster, prodigy, wonder, miracle, curiosity, flying fish, black sheep, black swan, lusus naturae, rara avis, queer fish, mongrel, random breed, half-caste, half-blood, half-breed, metis, crossbreed, hybrid, mule, hinny, mulatto, tertium quid, hermaphrodite, phoenix, chimera, hydra, sphinx, minotaur, griffin, griffon, centaur, saggittary, kraken, cockatrice, wyvern, roc, dragon, sea serpent, mermaid, merman, merfolk, unicorn, Cyclops, men whose heads do grow beneath their shoulders, teratology, fish out of water, neither one thing nor another, neither fish nor fowl, neither fish flesh nor fowl nor good red herring, one in a million, one in a way, one in a thousand, outcast, outlaw, off the beaten track, oasis, uncomformable, exceptional, abnormal, abnormous, anomalous, anomalistic, out of order, out of place, out of keeping, out of tune, out of one's element, irregular, arbitrary, teratogenic, lawless, informal, aberrant, stray, wandering, wanton, peculiar, exclusive, unnatural, eccentric, egregious, out of the beaten track, off the beaten track, out of the common, out of the common run, beyond the pale of, out of the pale of, misplaced, funny, unusual, unaccustomed, uncustomary, unwonted, uncommon, rare, curious, odd, extraordinary, out of the ordinary, strange, monstrous, wonderful, unexpected, unaccountable, outre, out of the way, remarkable, noteworthy, queer, quaint, nondescript, none such, sui generis, unfashionable, fantastic, grotesque, bizarre, outlandish, exotic, tombe des nues, preternatural, denaturalized, heterogeneous, heteroclite, amorphous, mongrel, amphibious, epicene, half blood, hybrid, androgynous, androgynal, asymmetric, adelomorphous, bisexual, hermaphrodite, monoclinous, qualified, singular, unique, one-of-a-kind, newfangled, novel, non-classical, original, unconventional, unheard of, unfamiliar, undescribed, unprecedented, unparalleled, unexampled, unconformably, except, unless, save barring, beside, without, save and except, let alone, however, yet, but, once in a blue moon, once in a million years, Int, what on earth!, what in the world!, What the devil!, Holy cow!, Can you top that?, Sacre bleu, never was seen the like, never was heard the like, never was known the like, I could hardly believe it, I saw it, but I didn't believe it.

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