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espouse (verb), espouses; espoused; espousing
1. To indicate support for a cause, a belief, an objective, etc.: The country's president was espousing a less expensive financial budget for the coming year.

The computer programmer espoused an easy way to utilize the functions of the new web site.

2. To unite in marriage or to become married: George has espoused Marge as his wife.
To support or to advocate an idea or a cause.
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To defend a doctrine or a belief.
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espoused (adjective), more espoused, most espoused
Descriptive of something that is being advocated, encouraged, or adopted: Alison was enthusiastic about the espoused notion that speed limits should be reduced in residential areas of her city.
Word Entries at Get Words: “espoused
To give one's loyalty or support for something; to marry someone or to give another person in marriage. (2)