Simple Definition of espouse
: to express support for (a cause, belief, etc.)
Full Definition of espouse
1 : marry
2 : to take up and support as a cause : become attached to
Examples of espouse
The new theory has been espoused by many leading physicists.
Those espousing unpopular views were often excluded.
Origin of espouse
Middle English, from Anglo-French espuser, from Late Latin sponsare to betroth, from Latin sponsus betrothed — more at spouse
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of espouse
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