英 [ɪk'sept; ek-]
- vt. 不计；把…除外
- vi. 反对
- prep. 除…之外
- conj. 除了；要不是
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
1、ex- "out" + cept-.
2、含义：take out, leave out.
ex-, 向外。-cept, 拿，握，词源同captive, accept.
- except:  If you except something, you literally ‘take it out’. The verb comes from exceptus, the past participle of Latin excipere, a compound formed from the prefix ex- ‘out’ and capere ‘take’ (source of English capture). The use of the word as a preposition, and subsequently as a conjunction, arose from the adjectival use of the Latin past participle exceptus for ‘excepted, excluded’ (as in modern English ‘present company excepted’).
=> captive, capture, chase, heave
- except (v.)
- late 14c., "to receive," from Middle French excepter (12c.), from Latin exceptus, past participle of excipere "to take out, withdraw; make an exception, reserve," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + capere "to take" (see capable). Meaning "to leave out" is from 1510s. Related: Excepted; excepting. Adjectival function led to use as a preposition, conjunction (late 14c.).
- 1. He hadn't eaten a thing except for one forkful of salad.
- 2. She sipped the wine. Everything was hazy now, except for Nick's face.
- 3. Except for the remarkably tidy kitchen, the place was a mess.
- 4. I sold everything I owned except for my car and my books.
- 5. The snow, except where it drifted, was only calf-deep.
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