[ ih-spouzd, -spousd ]
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  1. embraced or adopted, as an idea, principle, or cause:There was an immediate negative reaction to his clearly espoused beliefs on the subject.

  2. Archaic. married:Once while I was in medical school, my recently espoused wife was persuaded to come and see me do a post-mortem.

  1. Archaic. engaged or betrothed:Espoused couples desiring to be married by the Ministerial Staff are required to complete the six-week preparation course.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of espouse.

Origin of espoused


Other words from espoused

  • un·es·poused, adjective

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