On the one side are two men who espouse neo-liberal economics and whose careers are built on the politics of fear.
Mitt Romney agrees with nearly everything the Tea Party claims to espouse.
Meyerson is clearly perplexed by politicians who not only espouse principles but act according to them.
When it came to politics, Robbins and Sarandon tended to espouse and admonish rather than try to persuade.
They have also supported conservative family groups that espouse a traditional Christian view of marriage.
Now, to prove that some of the men who espouse a cause are unworthy, is not the same thing as proving that the cause is bad.
Among the first to espouse the abolition doctrines was Judge Tilden.
We shall see some of these days which side the President will espouse.
I wish the one you espouse at present, much joy of the acquisition it has made.'
These, my dear, seem to me the principal inducements of my relations to espouse so vehemently as they do this man's suit.
mid-15c., "to take as spouse, marry," from Old French espouser "marry, take in marriage, join in marriage" (11c., Modern French épouser), from Latin sponsare, past participle of spondere (see espousal).
Extended sense of "adopt, embrace" a cause, party, etc., is from 1620s. Related: Espoused; espouses; espousing. For initial e-, see especial.
(2 Sam. 3:14), to betroth. The espousal was a ceremony of betrothing, a formal agreement between the parties then coming under obligation for the purpose of marriage. Espousals are in the East frequently contracted years before the marriage is celebrated. It is referred to as figuratively illustrating the relations between God and his people (Jer. 2:2; Matt. 1:18; 2 Cor. 11:2). (See BETROTH.)