An example of to espouse is to elope to Las Vegas.
Espoused a contrarian viewpoint.
An example of espouse is to start wearing a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness.
Origin of espouse
- Middle English espousen, to marry from Old French espouser from Latin spōnsāre frequentative of spondēre to betroth spend- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition