Associations to the word «Espouse»

Wiktionary

ESPOUSE, verb. (transitive) To become/get married to.
ESPOUSE, verb. (transitive) To accept, support, or take on as one’s own (an idea or a cause).

Dictionary definition

ESPOUSE, verb. Choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals".
ESPOUSE, verb. Take in marriage.
ESPOUSE, verb. Take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin