[ UK /ɛspˈa‍ʊs/ ]
[ US /ɪˈspaʊs, ɪˈspaʊz/ ]
VERB
  1. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    The candidate espouses Republican ideals
    She followed the feminist movement
  2. take in marriage
  3. take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
    She embraced Catholicism
    They adopted the Jewish faith
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How To Use espouse In A Sentence

  • Any area of the country wher they will look you in the eye and tell you that dinaosuars roamed the earth in 6 BC with Noah and Jesus and espouses creationsim and intelligent design (what an oxymoron) will give you Senators like Inhofe, DeMint, McConnell and the other gop troglodytes, Voinovich: The GOP's 'being taken over by Southerners'
  • The hospice model of care is now espoused as a model of excellence and has led to a worldwide hospice movement aspiring to deliver high quality care to dying patients.
  • But it cannot be denied that, in his endeavors to harmonize universal grace with the fact that not all, but some only, are saved, Melanchthon repudiated the monergism of Luther, espoused and defended the powers of free will in spiritual matters, and thought, argued, spoke, and wrote in terms of synergism. Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • John Hales, clerk of the hanaper, a learned and able man, and, like all who espoused this party, a zealous protestant, had written, and secretly circulated, a book in defence of the claims of the lady Catherine, and he had also procured opinions of foreign lawyers in favor of the validity of her marriage. Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth
  • Ask your followers to STOP attacking her in demeaning ways. not because she is a woman but because you CONTINUALLY espouse change but do little to make your followers see change as accepting old guard while creating the new guard. Clinton: 'I've never given up on you'
  • They espoused the notion of equal opportunity for all in education.
  • It would espouse a cause dear to his heart - the need to get more nations up to speed. Times, Sunday Times
  • She called his espoused dedication to religion false and said he plied her with alcohol and drugs to lower her resistance to his sexual advances. Home
  • The conservatives staunchly supported it and espoused centralism versus federalism.
  • Monuments - or projects for monuments - began to espouse holes, void spaces and black surfaces, and inversions.
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