🏁 To accept means to welcome into or to receive, but except means to leave out:
I couldn’t accept they were all going to the party except me- it wasn’t fair!
I accepted the offer to work every day except weekends.
All the south coast clubs were accepted into the league, except Brighton Rovers.
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🚦You can also use except to say that although you agree with most things, there is something you don’t agree with (and so don’t accept):
I agree with buying her those presents, except for another smartphone, as she already has one.
🎓 To accept is a verb, but except is mainly used as a preposition or conjunction (joining word).