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espouse

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishespousees‧pouse /ɪˈspaʊz/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 formalSUPPORT A PERSON, GROUP, OR PLAN to support an idea, belief etc, especially a political oneespouse a cause/policy etc 🔊 He espoused a variety of scientific, social and political causes.espousal noun [singular, uncountable] 🔊 her espousal of liberal reforms→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
espouseUnder any such setup, voters elect a leader who espouses a program.He did not espouse a theory of contingent duties vesting subsequently to careless acts.This was the credo that Church himself espoused as a landscape artist.It has been rhetorically espoused by politicians and sceptically analysed by academics.Followers of the sect espouse pure love and nonviolence.Until recently women have had a struggle to get the unions to espouse their interests.
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Verb table
espouse
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyespouse
he, she, itespouses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyespoused
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave espoused
he, she, ithas espoused
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad espoused
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill espouse
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have espoused
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam espousing
he, she, itis espousing
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you, we, theyare espousing
Past
I, he, she, itwas espousing
you, we, theywere espousing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been espousing
he, she, ithas been espousing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been espousing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be espousing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been espousing
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