Word:

Espouse

Es`pouse´
v. t.1.To betroth; to promise in marriage; to give as spouse.
[imp. & p. p. Espoused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Espousing.]
A virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph.
- Luke i. 27.
2.To take as spouse; to take to wife; to marry.
Lavinia will I make my empress, . . .
And in the sacred Pantheon her espouse.
- Shak.
3.To take to one's self with a view to maintain; to make one's own; to take up the cause of; to adopt; to embrace.
Promised faithfully to espouse his cause as soon as he got out of the war.
- Bp. Burnet.
Verb1.espouse - choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
Synonyms: adopt, follow
2.espouse - take in marriage
3.espouse - take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
Synonyms: sweep up, embrace, adopt
accept, adopt, advocate, affiliate, allege in support, answer, approve, argue for, assert, back, be made one, be spliced, become one, campaign for, carry, catch, champion, contend for, contract matrimony, counter, couple, crusade for, defend, embrace, get hitched, go in for, intermarry, interwed, maintain, make a plea, marry, mate, miscegenate, pair off, pass, plead for, ratify, rebut, refute, remarry, reply, respond, rewed, riposte, say in defense, speak for, speak up for, stand up for, stick up for, support, sustain, take on, take to wife, take up, uphold, urge reasons for, wed, wive
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Esperantido
Esperanto
Espiaille
Espial
Espier
Espinel
Espionage
espionage agent
espionage network
Esplanade
Esplees
ESPOL
Espoo
Espousage
Espousal
Espousals
-- Espouse --
Espousement
Espouser
Espressivo
espresso
espresso maker
espresso shop
Espringal
Esprit
esprit de corps
Espy
Esq
Esquimau
Esquire
Esquisse
ESR
ESRD
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