accept vs except : Common Errors in English

About accept vs except

If you offer me Godiva chocolates I will gladly accept them—except for the candied violet ones. Just remember that the “X” in “except” excludes things—they tend to stand out, be different. In contrast, just look at those two cozy “C’s” snuggling up together. Very accepting. And be careful; when typing “except” it often comes out “expect.”

accept Meaning(s)

  • (v) consider or hold as true
  • (v) receive willingly something given or offered
  • (v) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
  • (v) react favorably to; consider right and proper
  • (v) admit into a group or community
  • (v) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
  • (v) tolerate or accommodate oneself to
  • (v) be designed to hold or take
  • (v) receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
  • (v) make use of or accept for some purpose
  • (v) be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal

except Meaning(s)

  • (v) take exception to
  • (v) prevent from being included or considered or accepted

accept in News

  1. Senate majority leader says he won't accept watered-down background check in gun legislation

    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won't accept watered-down background checks as the price for pushing gun control legislation through the Senate.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Clearwire urges shareholders to accept Dish offer

    By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Clearwire Corp's board urged shareholders on Wednesday to accept a tender offer from Dish Network Corp over an earlier deal with majority owner Sprint Nextel Corp to buy out the minority shareholders of the wireless service provider. The decision was a boost for Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen who is also in a takeover battle with SoftBank Corp to take full ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Clearwire Recommends Stockholders To Accept DISH Network's Offer - Quick Facts

    Clearwire Recommends Stockholders To Accept DISH Network's Offer - Quick Facts
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

except in News

  1. Maybe the Robotics Revolution Will Start in the Toy Aisle

    During Apple's keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference, it was all Apple all the time, except for one quick demo near the beginning of the event. The CEO of a relatively obscure company (as obscure ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Atlantic via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Meet the Robotics Company Apple Just Anointed

    During Apple's keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference, it was all Apple all the time, except for one quick demo near the beginning of the event. The CEO of a relatively obscure company (as obscure ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Atlantic via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Quoted: Kanye West regrets nothing

    Except for that shirt he wore the time he insulted George Bush.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Washington Post

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