Definition of Espouse in English :

Define Espouse in English

Espouse meaning in English

Meaning of Espouse in English

Pronunciation of Espouse in English

Espouse pronunciation in English

Pronounce Espouse in English


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1. adopt, espouse, follow

choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

Example Sentences:
'She followed the feminist movement'
'The candidate espouses Republican ideals'

3. adopt, embrace, espouse, sweep up

take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

Example Sentences:
'She embraced Catholicism'
'They adopted the Jewish faith'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
to adopt or give support to (a cause, ideal, etc)
to espouse socialism
2. archaic
(esp of a man) to take as spouse; marry

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verb transitiveWord forms: esˈpoused or esˈpousing
to take as a spouse, esp. as a wife; marry
to give in marriage
to take up, support, or advocate (some cause, idea, etc.)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. es·poused, es·pous·ing, es·pous·es
1. To adhere to or advocate: espoused a contrarian viewpoint.
a. To take in marriage; marry.
b. To give (a woman) in marriage.

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