Definition of espouse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

espouse

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪˈspaʊz//
 
, NAmE//ɪˈspaʊs//
 
espouse something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they espouse
 
he / she / it espouses
 
past simple espoused
 
-ing form espousing
 
 
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to give your support to a belief, policy, etc. They espoused the notion of equal opportunity for all in education.
NAmE//ɪˈspaʊzl//
 
, NAmE//ɪˈspaʊsl//
 
noun [uncountable, singular] espousal of something his recent espousal of populism
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