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espouse meaning and definition

ESPOUSE verb

Definition of espouse (verb)

  1. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    • "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
    • synonyms: adopt, follow
  2. take in marriage
  3. take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
Source: Princeton University Wordnet