🏁 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!

accepted the offer to work every day except weekends.

All the south coast clubs were accepted into the league, except Brighton Rovers.

🎯 💻 Want to try a test?

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/affect_except_options.htm

https://www.waikato.ac.nz/students/student-learning/grammar/hotpot/accept_vs_except.shtml

They weren’t accepted by the
other zebras.

🚦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).

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