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English definition of “espouse”

espouse

verb [T]     /esˈpaʊz/ formal
to become involved with or support an activity or opinion : Vegetarianism is one cause she does not espouse.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting espousal     /-ˈpaʊ.zəl/ noun [S or U] Espousal of such liberal ideas won't make her very popular around here.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
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