To exclude; to specify as being an exception.
To take exception, to object (to or against).
“to except to a witness or his testimony”
With the exception of; but.
“There was nothing in the cupboard except a tin of beans.”
With the exception (that); used to introduce a clause, phrase or adverb forming an exception or qualification to something previously stated.
“You look a bit like my sister, except she has longer hair.”
“I never made fun of her except teasingly.”
Unless; used to introduce a hypothetical case in which an exception may exist.
Free from a duty or obligation.
“In their country all women are exempt from military service.”
“His income is so small that it is exempt from tax.”
Not entitled to overtime pay when working overtime.
Cut off; set apart.
One who has been released from something.
A type of French police officer.
One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an exon.
To grant (someone) freedom or immunity from.
“Citizens over 45 years of age were exempted from military service.”
not including; other than
“they work every day except Sunday”
“I was naked except for my socks”
used before a statement that forms an exception to one just made
“I didn’t tell him anything, except that I needed the money”
“our berets were the same except mine was blue”
“she never offered advice, except it were asked of her”
specify as excluded from a category or group
“five classes of advertisement are excepted from control”
free from an obligation or liability imposed on others
“a tax-exempt savings plan”
“these patients are exempt from all charges”
free (a person or organization) from an obligation or liability imposed on others
“they were exempted from paying the tax”
a person who is exempt from something, especially the payment of tax.