espouse espouse  /ɪ ˈspaʊz/


  1. (v) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
  2. (v) take in marriage
  3. (v) take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own


  • The parliamentarian espoused Gandhian ideas and refused to endorse violence as a method of protest.



  1. "A point system for unification undermines our family values that we espouse in our country," said Pelosi. "I don't know why we have to make a compromise on reunification of families. I really don't."
    on May 19, 2007 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Forbes

  2. "Our country is on a razor's edge," Mr. Tsvangirai wrote Monday in The Guardian newspaper in Britain. "How can global leaders espouse the values of democracy, yet when they are being challenged fail to open their mouths?"
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source: New York Times

  3. "Republicans don't ultimately choose their candidate based on poll numbers and predictions," Huckabee said. "They base it on the principles those candidates espouse and their ability to articulate them."
    on Apr 28, 2007 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Forbes

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