Espouse definition

ĭ-spouz
To take as a spouse, esp. as a wife; marry.
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To take up, support, or advocate (some cause, idea, etc.)
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To accept, support, or take on as one’s own (an idea or a cause).
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To adhere to or advocate.

Espoused a contrarian viewpoint.

verb
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To give in marriage.
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To espouse means to get married.

An example of to espouse is to elope to Las Vegas.

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To take in marriage; marry.
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To become/get married to.
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To espouse is defined as to support a cause.

An example of espouse is to start wearing a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness.

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To give (a woman) in marriage.
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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

  • From Middle English espousen, from Old French espouser, from Latin spōnsāre, present active infinitive of spōnsō (frequentative of spondeō), from Proto-Indo-European *spend-

    From Wiktionary