What does espouse mean?

Definitions for espouse
ɪˈspaʊz, ɪˈspaʊses·pouse

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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 one's 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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Espouse

    es-powz′, v.t. to give in marriage: to take as spouse: to wed: to take with a view to maintain: to embrace, as a cause.—ns. Espous′al, the act of espousing or betrothing: the taking upon one's self, as a cause: (pl.) a contract or mutual promise of marriage; Espous′er. [O. Fr. espouser (Fr. épouser)—L. sponsārespondēre, sponsum, to promise.]

How to pronounce espouse?

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How to say espouse in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of espouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of espouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of espouse in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world, but it's a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, yet they espouse out of date, out of touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America. We are going forward, we are not going back.

  2. Valeriya Lutkovskaya:

    People are afraid to express their opinion, they feel fear for their life and future, fear to espouse their faith and speak in their native language.

  3. Swarthmore President Valerie Smith:

    We have heard heartbreaking stories from students who feel unwelcome to the point of wanting to transfer out of our community. Those stories have come from across the spectrum of our student body -- from student protesters to Delta Upsilon, stories such as these reflect our failure to realize the values we so often espouse.

  4. Abdullah Younous:

    It’s nice to see that our policies and what we espouse are resonating with people running for governor, the landscape is really shifting, and people are noticing it across the state.

  5. Jacindamania Ardern:

    I've said many times that we are a nation of 200 ethnicities, 160 languages, we open our doors to others and say welcome. The only thing that must change after the events of Friday is that this same door must close on all of those who espouse hate and fear.

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Translations for espouse

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

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