- 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.
- At the end of 1709 he went to Dresden for twelve months for finishing lessons in French and German, mathematics and fortification, and, his education completed, he was married, greatly against his will, to the princess Charlotte of BrunswickWolfenbiittel, whose sister espoused, almost simultaneously, the heir to the Austrian throne, the archduke Charles.
- The new pope, Gelasius II., and also his successor, Calixtus II., espoused the cause of the stubborn archbishop, and in October 1119, in spite of promises made to Henry I., he was consecrated by Calixtus at Reims. Enraged at this the king refused to allow him to enter England, and he remained for some time in the company of the pope.
- Guy found his cause espoused in 1191 by the overlord of his house, Richard I.
- He first devoted his attention to painting, but afterwards took up the serious study of music. He entered the Paris Conservatoire, but did not remain there long, because he had espoused too warmly the cause of Wagner against his professor.