Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb espouse

3 senses of espouse

Sense 1
adopt, follow, espouse -- (choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her")

Sense 2
marry, get married, wed, conjoin, hook up with, get hitched with, espouse -- (take in marriage)
       => unite, unify -- (act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief)

Sense 3
espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up -- (take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith")
       => accept -- (consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument")

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