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These two words are actually most likely to be confused in a situation where their meanings are actually the opposite.

Accept as a verb means “to receive gladly,” “to be deemed proper,” or “to be admitted into a group.”

As a preposition except means “other than” or “unless,” but as a verb it means “to be excluded from a group.”

Example: After much discussion, the group accepted all the nominations except Fred’s, who was excepted.

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