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espouse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of espouse

  1. 1 to give in marriage a couple eager to espouse their eldest daughter Synonyms marry, match, wedRelated Words commit, engage; affiance, betroth, pledge, promise

  2. 2 to take as a spouse heeded his father's advice to espouse someone with whom he had common interests Synonyms marry, wedRelated Words affiance, betroth, commit, engage, pledge, promise, propose; remarryNear Antonyms separate (from)Antonyms divorce

  3. 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 Synonyms borrow, embrace, adopt, take on, take upRelated Words domesticate, naturalize; appropriate, arrogate, take over, usurp; absorb, assimilate, incorporate, quote; cherish, prize, treasure; cultivate, follow, heed, honor; use, utilize; bring up, foster, nurture, raise, rear; affect, assume, copy, imitate, pretend, put on, simulateNear Antonyms abandon, forsake, give up, relinquish, surrender; abjure, abnegate, disown; reject, renounce, repudiate, spurn; discard, jettison, junk, throw away, throw out

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