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espoused

[ ih-spouzd, -spousd ]
/ ɪˈspaʊzd, -ˈspaʊsd /
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adjective

embraced or adopted, as an idea, principle, or cause:There was an immediate negative reaction to his clearly espoused beliefs on the subject.
Archaic. married:Once while I was in medical school, my recently espoused wife was persuaded to come and see me do a post-mortem.
Archaic. engaged or betrothed:Espoused couples desiring to be married by the Ministerial Staff are required to complete the six-week preparation course.

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OTHER WORDS FROM espoused

un·es·poused, adjective
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