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espousal (noun)

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  • espousal — ► NOUN ▪ the action of espousing …   English terms dictionary

  • espousal — noun Will s recent espousal of neo Nazism has distressed his family and perplexed his friends Syn: adoption, embracing, acceptance; support, championship, encouragement, defense; sponsorship, promotion, endorsement, advocacy, approval …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • espousal — noun Date: 14th century 1. a. betrothal b. wedding c. marriage 2. a taking up or adopting of a cause or belief …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • espousal — noun a) A betrothal. b) A wedding ceremony. See Also: espouse, spouse, sponsor …   Wiktionary

  • espousal — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Support] Syn. adoption, advocacy, promotion; see aid 1 . 2. [Marriage] Syn. wedding, betrothal, matrimony; see marriage 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act or condition of being pledged to marry: betrothal,… …   English dictionary for students

  • espousal — es|pous|al [ ı spauzl ] noun uncount FORMAL support for an idea, principle, or belief …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • espousal — [ɪ spaʊz(ə)l, ɛ ] noun 1》 an act of espousing a cause, belief, etc. 2》 archaic a marriage or engagement …   English new terms dictionary

  • espousal — UK [ɪˈspaʊz(ə)l] / US noun [uncountable] formal support for an idea, principle, or belief …   English dictionary

  • espousal — /əsˈpaʊzəl/ (say uhs powzuhl) noun 1. adoption or advocacy, as of a cause or principle. 2. (sometimes plural) a marriage (or sometimes an engagement) ceremony. {Middle English espousaile, from Old French, from Latin spōnsālia, neuter plural of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • espouse — verb (T) formal to support an idea, belief etc especially a political one: This government claims to espouse the principle of freedom of choice. espousal noun (singular, uncountable) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • adoption — noun 1. the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception (Freq. 2) its adoption by society the proposal found wide acceptance • Syn: ↑acceptance, ↑acceptation, ↑espousal • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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