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espoused

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in matched, mated

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  • nonmarital

espoused

verb
past tense of espouse

Synonyms & Antonyms of espoused (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to give in marriage
  • a couple eager to espouse their eldest daughter

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2 to take as a spouse
  • 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)
  • after working among them for two years in the Peace Corps, she felt compelled to espouse the peasants' cause for social justice

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“Espoused.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/espoused. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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