espouse - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ɪˈspaʊz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyespouse
he/she/itespouses
present participleespousing
past tenseespoused
past participleespoused
  1. to give your support to an idea, principle, or belief

    the policies espoused by the government of Japan