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espouses

verb
present tense third-person singular of espouse

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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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“Espouses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/espouses. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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