espouse


espouse

verb

Definition of ESPOUSE

1
to give in marriage <a couple eager to espouse their eldest daughter>
Synonyms espouse, match, wed
2
to take as a spouse <heeded his father's advice to espouse someone with whom he had common interests>
Synonyms espouse, wed
Near Antonyms separate (from)
Antonyms divorce
3
to take for one's own use (something originated by another) <after working among them for two years in the Peace Corps, she felt compelled to espouse the peasants' cause for social justice>

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up espouse? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).