Definition of espouse in English:
1Adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life): he turned his back on the modernism he had espoused in his youth
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- He espouses the belief that true revolutionaries must anchor their efforts in an act of love of people and of life.
- Boyd espouses the belief that the faculty is there for the purpose of instructing students: politics should not impact the most fundamental and important feature of society.
- I write as a white, Anglo-Saxon male, brought up in the Christian tradition, but currently espousing no religious belief.
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- I'm wary of applying amateur psychology to politics but it is surely the case that the espousers of far-fetched conspiracies, convinced that they need to ‘open our eyes’, succeed only in giving us a window on their own insecurities.
- Thirty years on, they are two of the most well-known espousers of a Western-style Buddhism.
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