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"espouse" in British English

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espouseverb [T]

uk   us   /esˈpaʊz/ formal
to ​becomeinvolved with or ​support an ​activity or ​opinion: Vegetarianism is one ​cause she does not espouse.
espousal
noun [S or U] uk   us   /-ˈpaʊ.zəl/
Espousal of such ​liberalideas won't make her very ​popular around here.
(Definition of espouse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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espouseverb [T]

 us   /ɪsˈpɑʊz/ fml
to ​support an ​activity or ​opinion: He espoused ​conservativepoliticalviews.
(Definition of espouse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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