verb (used with object), es·poused, es·pous·ing.
Origin of espouse
Related formses·pous·er, nounun·es·poused, adjective
Examples from the Web for espoused
Pearce, Ready said, espoused “neo-Nazi philosophy completely.”Jason Todd Ready, an Arizona White Supremacist, Kills Four, Then Himself|Terry Greene Sterling|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Santorum espoused this worldview back in 2008, in a speech to Ave Maria University.“Get Out!” Says Christian-Supremacist Pastor. Does Rick Santorum Agree?|Jay Michaelson|March 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Certainly, Paine espoused suspicion of too-powerful states, which makes him eminently quotable by Tea Partiers now.
At that point I legitimately believed everything I espoused.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The ideals are the greatest ever espoused in human history, and we just need the country to live up to them.
He is here, adorning, by a life of severe simplicity and divine benevolence, the doctrine he has espoused.Aurelian|William Ware
He was the life and soul of that cause which he espoused, and after his death it daily declined into ruin and disgrace.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.|Tobias Smollett
He has only a half faith in the cause he has espoused, and dares not let go his interest with the other party.Pot-Boilers|Clive Bell
In fact, she said, it might be his caution and loyalty to his espoused lady that made him avoid distinguishing the fairest.Two Penniless Princesses|Charlotte M. Yonge
The British cabinet, now, with very considerable zeal, espoused the cause of Maria Theresa.The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power|John S. C. Abbott