Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of espouse | Another word for espouse | What is espouse?

Definition 1: take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own - [verb of cognition]

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

  • She embraced Catholicism
  • They adopted the Jewish faith

Synonyms for espouse in the sense of this definition

(espouse is a kind of ...) consider or hold as true

"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

(... is a kind of espouse ) adopt

"take up new ideas"

Definition 2: choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans - [verb of possession]

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

  • She followed the feminist movement
  • The candidate espouses Republican ideals

Synonyms for espouse in the sense of this definition

(espouse is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of espouse ) be a devoted follower or supporter

"The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism" "She sticks to her principles"

(espouse has a similar meaning as ...) act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes

"He complied with my instructions" "You must comply or else!" "Follow these simple rules" "abide by the rules"

Synonyms for espouse in the sense of this definition

(espouse is a kind of ...) act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief

(... is a kind of espouse ) marry within one's own tribe or group

"The inhabitants of this isolated village tend to inmarry"

(... is a kind of espouse ) marry an unsuitable partner

(... is a kind of espouse ) marry a woman, take a wife

(... is a kind of espouse ) take (someone) as a wife

(... is a kind of espouse ) marry within the same ethnic, social, or family group

(... is a kind of espouse ) marry, not for the first time

"After her divorce, she remarried her high school sweetheart"

(espouse has a similar meaning as ...) perform a marriage ceremony

"The minister married us on Saturday" "We were wed the following week" "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"

More words

Another word for espousal

Another word for espoo

Another word for esplanade

Another word for espionage network

Another word for espionage agent

Another word for espresso

Another word for espresso maker

Another word for espresso shop

Another word for esprit

Another word for esprit de corps


Other word for esprit de corps

esprit de corps meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce esprit de corps