- simple past tense and past participle of espouse
- When you became a Democrat and you started to share your political beliefs, this is an example of when you espoused democratic principles.
- When you got married to your wife, this is an example of when you espoused her.
Espoused is defined as to support some position or way of life, or to be married.
- Espoused his cause and invaded Hungary.
- This was read a second time without a division, but in committee Gladstone enjoyed some signal triumphs over his late solicitor-general, Sir William Harcourt, who had warmly espoused the cause of the government and the bill.
- This last owed its inception to a priestess who, having abandoned her holy vocation at the call of love, espoused dancing as a means of livelihood and trained a number of girls for the purpose.
- In 147 Jonathan repaid his benefactor by destroying the army of the governor of Coele-Syria, who had espoused the cause of Demetrius.
- His vanity, his pride of opinion and his inborn contentiousness were serious handicaps to him in his political career.