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espouse

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1 to give in marriage
  • a couple happy to espouse their daughter to their best friends' son
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2 to take as a spouse
  • Dan heeded his father's advice to espouse someone with whom he had common interests.
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3 to take for one's own use (something originated by another)
  • The new theory has been espoused by many leading physicists.
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pick up on

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adopt, embrace, espouse mean to take an opinion, policy, or practice as one's own. adopt implies accepting something created by another or foreign to one's nature.
    • forced to adopt new policies
embrace implies a ready or happy acceptance.
    • embraced the customs of their new homeland
espouse adds an implication of close attachment to a cause and a sharing of its fortunes.
    • espoused the cause of women's rights


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