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Usage Glossary: A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

accept/except

Accept, a verb, means "to receivewillingly," "to recognize as true," or "to agree to undertake." Except can be a preposition meaning"with the exclusion of" or a verb meaning "leave out."


The controller accepts the new memoryaddress.

Ginga accepted the leadership of theredesign team.

The entire team was present except theproject manager. [preposition]

The professor cannot except any studentsfrom the final. [verb]


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