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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, a verb, means "to receive willingly," "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 memory address.

Ginga accepted the leadership of the redesign team.

The entire team was present except the project manager. [preposition]

The professor cannot except any students from the final. [verb]

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