Meaning of “espouse” in the English Dictionary

"espouse" in British English

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espouseverb [ T ]

uk /esˈpaʊz/ us /esˈpaʊz/ formal

to become involved with or support an activity or opinion:

Vegetarianism is one cause she does not espouse.
espousal
noun [ S or U ] uk /esˈpaʊ.zəl/ us /esˈpaʊ.zəl/

Espousal of such liberal ideas won't make her very popular around here.

(Definition of “espouse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"espouse" in American English

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espouseverb [ T ]

us /ɪsˈpɑʊz/ fml

to support an activity or opinion:

(Definition of “espouse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)