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espouse

 
Verb espouse has 3 senses
  1. adopt, follow, espouse - choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
    --1 is one way to choose, take, select, pick out
    Derived form: noun espousal3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. marry, get married, wed, conjoin, hook up with, get hitched with, espouse - take in marriage
    --2 is one way to unite, unify
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up - take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
    --3 is one way to accept
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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