HyperDic: espouse

English > 3 senses of the word espouse:
VERBpossessionespouse, adopt, followchoose and follow
socialespouse, marry, get married, wed, conjoin, hook up with, get hitched withtake in marriage
cognitionespouse, embrace, adopt, sweep uptake up the cause, ideology / ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
espouse > pronunciation
Soundsihspaw's; ihspaw'z
Rhymesalehouse ... whorehouse: 54 rhymes with aws...
arouse ... Taos: 8 rhymes with awz...
English > espouse: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningchoose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
Synonymsadopt, follow
Narroweradhere, stickBe a devoted follower or supporter
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Similar tocomply, follow, abide byAct in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
Spanishadoptar, seguir, tomar
Catalanadoptar, prendre
Nounsespousalthe act of accepting with approval
English > espouse: 3 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningTake in marriage.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsmarry, get married, wed, conjoin, hook up with, get hitched with
Entailed bydivorce, split upGet a divorce
Narrowerinmarrymarry within one's own tribe or group
intermarrymarry within the same ethnic, social, or family group
mismarrymarry an unsuitable partner
remarrymarry, not for the first time
wivemarry a woman, take a wife
wiveTake (someone) as a wife
Broaderunite, unifyact in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
Similar tomarry, wed, tie, splicePerform a marriage ceremony
Spanishcasarse, casar, contraer nupcias, desposar, enlazarse, llevar al altar, matrimoniarse, unirse en matrimonio
Catalancasar-se, casar, contreure matrimoni
English > espouse: 3 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningtake up the cause, ideology / ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsembrace, adopt, sweep up
Narrowertake up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize onAdopt
BroaderacceptConsider or hold as true
Spanishabrazar, adherirse a, adoptar
Catalanabraçar, adherir-se, adoptar

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