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1. espouse

verb. ['ɪˈspaʊz, ɪˈspaʊs'] choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans.

Synonyms

  • pick out
  • adhere
  • abide by
  • stick
  • follow
  • select
  • comply
  • take
  • choose

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • detach
  • disunify
  • unmarried

Etymology

  • espousen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • espouser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word espouse


1. Verb, base form
Shintoism, on the other hand, does not espouse a doctrine of afterlife.

2. Noun, singular or mass
But even the good bacteria, grown in different or poor conditions, espouse properties that can harm you.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Hersey and Blanchard espouse four leadership styles: telling/directing, selling/coaching, participating/coaching and delegating/observing.

2. espouse

verb. ['ɪˈspaʊz, ɪˈspaʊs'] take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own.

Synonyms

  • take up
  • sweep up
  • seize on
  • accept
  • fasten on
  • hook on
  • embrace
  • latch on

Antonyms

  • unstrap
  • unlash
  • unfasten
  • untie

Etymology

  • espousen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • espouser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. espouse

verb. ['ɪˈspaʊz, ɪˈspaʊs'] take in marriage.

Synonyms

  • wive
  • get hitched with
  • hook up with
  • unify
  • inmarry
  • wed
  • marry
  • unite
  • intermarry
  • mismarry
  • conjoin
  • splice
  • get married
  • remarry

Antonyms

  • lack
  • untwine
  • refuse
  • stay

Etymology

  • espousen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • espouser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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