• (British) IPA: /ɪˈspaʊz/

espouse (espouses, present participle espousing; past and past participle espoused)

  1. (transitive) To become/get married to.
  2. (transitive) To accept, support, or take on as one’s own (an idea or a cause).
    • 1998, William Croft, Event Structure in Argument Linking, in: Miriam Butt and Wilhelm Geuder, eds., “The Projection of Arguments”, p. 37
      Although Dowty’s proposal is attractive from the point of view of the alternative argument linking theory that I am espousing, since it eschews the use of thematic roles and thematic role hierarchies, […], but it still has some drawbacks.
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