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Definition 1: the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception - [noun denoting act]

Samples where espousal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • its adoption by society
  • the proposal found wide acceptance

Synonyms for espousal in the sense of this definition

(espousal is a kind of ...) the formal act of approving

"he gave the project his blessing" "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

(... is a kind of espousal ) a close affectionate and protective acceptance

"his willing embrace of new ideas" "in the bosom of the family"

Definition 2: archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for espousal in the sense of this definition

(espousal is a kind of ...) the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony

"their marriage was conducted in the chapel"

Definition 3: the act of becoming betrothed or engaged - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for espousal in the sense of this definition

(espousal is a kind of ...) any customary observance or practice

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