Espouse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈspaʊz|  American pronunciation of the word espouse
Brit.  |ɪˈspaʊz|  British pronunciation of the word espouse

verb

- choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans(syn: adopt, follow)

The candidate espouses Republican ideals

- take in marriage (syn: conjoin, marry, wed)
- take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own (syn: adopt, embrace)

Examples

The new theory has been espoused by many leading physicists.

Those espousing unpopular views were often excluded.

He espoused a variety of scientific, social and political causes.

The candidate espouses Republican ideals

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: espouse
he/she/it: espouses
present participle: espousing
past tense: espoused
past participle: espoused
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