Definitions for espouseɪˈspaʊz, ɪˈspaʊs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adopt, follow, espouse(verb)

    choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

    "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"

  2. marry, get married, wed, conjoin, hook up with, get hitched with, espouse(verb)

    take in marriage

  3. espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up(verb)

    take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

    "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"

Wiktionary

  1. espouse(Verb)

    To become/get married to.

  2. espouse(Verb)

    To accept, support, or take on as oneu2019s own (an idea or a cause).

  3. Origin: From espousen, from espouser, from sponsare (frequentative of spondere), from spend-

Webster Dictionary

  1. Espouse(verb)

    to betroth; to promise in marriage; to give as spouse

  2. Espouse(verb)

    to take as spouse; to take to wife; to marry

  3. Espouse(verb)

    to take to one's self with a view to maintain; to make one's own; to take up the cause of; to adopt; to embrace

  4. Origin: [OF. espouser, esposer, F. pouser, L. sponsare to betroth, espouse, fr. sponsus betrothed, p. p. of spondere to promise solemnly or sacredly. Cf. Spouse.]


Translations for espouse

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • поддържам, женя сеBulgarian
  • heiraten, zum Mann nehmen, ehelichen, zur Frau nehmenGerman
  • ενστερνίζομαι, ασπάζομαιGreek
  • adepti, apogi, geedziĝi je, subteniEsperanto
  • kannattaa, omaksuaFinnish
  • épouser, adopterFrench
  • ondersteunen, met, tot man nemen, in het huwelijk treden, tot vrouw nemen, verdedigen, aannemen, trouwenDutch
  • poślubić, ożenić się, wyjść za mążPolish
  • apoiar, desposarPortuguese
  • женитьсяRussian
  • 信奉Chinese

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