espouse

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Synonyms for espouse

Synonyms for espouse

to join or be joined in marriage

to take, as another's idea, and make one's own

Synonyms for espouse

take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

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The menace sown by these espousers of death and destruction cannot be allowed to take root in the fertile soil of our schools.
For instance, even prominent espousers of the benefit view maintain that, in California, with its extreme property tax limitations (Proposition 13) and school equalization mandate (the Serrano series of decisions), the benefit view does not obtain (at least not strongly).
They also serve as the espousers of the rules of behaviour, the standards by which a civilised society can operate.
The principal figures in Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin are legatees of this resistance and subversion, and the assimilated Ngarrindjeri, the whole-hearted espousers of 'Western ideas' are marginal.
An emptyshelled empty-boned humor, Rabelais could have said, and in fact Queneau reproaches these espousers of humorism for excluding Rabelais from their Pantheon.