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  • verbstand up for; support
  • verbmarry

synonyms for espousing

  • adopt
  • advocate
  • defend
  • embrace
  • maintain
  • uphold
  • accept
  • approve
  • back
  • champion
  • get into
  • go in for
  • stand behind
  • take on
  • take up
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antonyms for espousing

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  • attack
  • desert
  • reject
  • disagree
  • disallow
  • oppose
  • refuse
  • divorce
  • forsake
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How to use espousing in a sentence

He had not the courage to hazard his position by espousing her cause or undertaking her escape.
THE CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. 2, NO. 2, AUGUST, 1862VARIOUS
His case had been in many ways identical with that of the men whose cause he was now, for reasons of his own, espousing.
THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNORGUY WETMORE CARRYL
As for espousing the animosities of a friend, I strongly doubt it, from the way in which he spoke to me in the first place.
BOUVARD AND PCUCHET, PART 2GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
Lincoln never shrank from espousing an unpopular cause when he believed it to be right.
HOW TO SUCCEEDORISON SWETT MARDEN
Women of no other nation have this mania for espousing aliens.
WORLDLY WAYS AND BYWAYSELIOT GREGORY
Milton was not quite alone among the poets of his time in espousing the popular cause.
FROM CHAUCER TO TENNYSONHENRY A. BEERS
The Democratic press was opposed, except when it could make capital against the Republicans by espousing it.
THE LIFE AND WORK OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY (VOLUME 1 OF 2)IDA HUSTED HARPER
But the young man began to feel that he might have done the girl more harm than good by espousing her cause in the restaurant.
SHEILA OF BIG WRECK COVEJAMES A. COOPER
Especially by espousing the cause of the mass of the oppressed and exploited, it attains the victory with their aid.
WOMAN AND SOCIALISMAUGUST BEBEL
Still, even at an early period of the existence of the Emission Theory, one or two great men were found espousing a different one.
SIX LECTURES ON LIGHTJOHN TYNDALL
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