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Synonyms for espousal

Synonyms for espousal

the act or condition of being pledged to marry

the act or ceremony by which two people become husband and wife

a ready taking up of something

Synonyms for espousal

archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast

the act of becoming betrothed or engaged


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the act of accepting with approval

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This top-down character has remained a staple of conventional policy analysis and espousal despite the dramatic change in institutional environment, through which governments became bloated, public ordering became ubiquitous, and the franchise became unrestricted.
He said Kuwait's espousal of these and other similar values had enabled it to protect the public from being assailed by extremism and terrorism.
The dense and complex imagery of light, espousal, and victory gives expression to the joyful reality of a return to Jerusalem and to the as-yet-unrealized dreams of rebuilding and repopulating what has been laid to waste.
She added: "Her desire to control, punish, and inflict pain, all in the name of law and order, are, I think, every bit as reprehensible as Lord Voldemort's unvarnished espousal of evil."
She also used the occasion to indirectly attack BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and his espousal of the Gujarat model of development.
Criticising P leaders for their " doublespeak", BJP member Sahib Singh Chauhan said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is shifting to a spacious fivebedroom duplex house, " which is contrary to his previous espousal for austerity".
Riding Fury Home is an engrossing and inspiring memoir about a troubled mother-daughter relationship that is salvaged, deepened and energized by the pair's synchronous coming out as lesbians and espousal of radical feminist values.
It is highly recommended that Miss Tasneem's The Weight of Silence should be shown with English subtitles at any local documentary film festival to encourage the young director produce similar films about pressing social issues such as child labour, child abuse, domestic violence and espousal abuse, which are on the increase in a post-Revolution Egypt.
Supporters of the culture minister erected a stage and used microphones to profess their espousal and accuse those protesting the minister of corruption and being affiliated with the old regime.
Here in Ireland her espousal of old draconian militaristic policies prolonged the war and caused great suffering.
It must begin by supporting UDRS which would be consistent with espousal of fair play and more importantly the spirit of cricket.
"Tosh, bunkum and codswallop" - Labour MP Chris Bryant dismisses the argument of some Tories that their failure in the local government elections was the Government's espousal of same-sex marriages and House of Lords reform.
Citing examples of political espousal of populist ideas by both New Leftists and neoconservatives, she concludes that expert knowledge is still needed to address the concerns of the people.
Davitt was not as insular as other west of Ireland nationalists, to such an extent that his cosmopolitan espousal of land nationalisation weakened his position within the tenant movement.
* The bishops' new espousal of "religious freedom" (NCR, Oct.