Definitions for "Espouse"
To betroth; to promise in marriage; to give as spouse.
To take as spouse; to take to wife; to marry.
To take to one's self with a view to maintain; to make one's own; to take up the cause of; to adopt; to embrace.
choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"