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  1. espouse

    • IPA[ɪˈspaʊz]

    英式

    • v.
      adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life);marry
    • verb: espouse, 3rd person present: espouses, gerund or present participle: espousing, past tense: espoused, past participle: espoused

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life) she espoused the causes of justice and freedom for all
    • 2. archaic marry Edward had espoused the lady Grey
    • (of a woman) be engaged to (a particular man) she was secretly espoused to his son, Peter a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph
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    • IPA[iˈspouz]

    美式

    • v.
      adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life): he turned his back on the modernism he had espoused in his youth

    Oxford American Dictionary