1. Espuse f ( oblique plural Espuses, nominative singular Espuse, nominative plural Espuses ) wife.
espouse (verb) · espouses (third person present) · espoused (past tense) · espoused (past participle) · espousing (present participle)
Definition of espouse. transitive verb. 1 : marry. 2 : to take up and support as a cause : become attached to. Other Words from espouse Synonyms Choose the Right Synonym Commit to Learning the History of Espouse Example Sentences Learn More about espouse. Keep scrolling for more.
adopt, embrace, espouse mean to take an opinion, policy, or practice as one's own. adopt implies accepting something created by another or foreign to one's nature. embrace implies a ready or happy acceptance. espouse adds an implication of close attachment to a cause and a sharing of its fortunes.
Their semantic separation began in the 17th century, when the noun "espouse" fell out of use. Around the same time, people started using the verb "espouse" figuratively to mean "to commit to and support a cause."