Definition of "espousing" []

  • To adopt or give support to (a cause, ideal, etc) (verb)
  • (esp of a man) to take as spouse; marry (verb)
  • Present participle of espouse. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "espousing" in a sentence
  • "There is a particularly misogynist school of romance critique which we are not interested in espousing; no, Maggie Stiefvater is not a great prose stylist, but neither is Tom Clancy, and we have yet to read a book review elaborating on what silly and addlepated creatures men are for their biological yearnings toward homoerotic narratives of exploding submarines and menacing Russians."
  • "Indeed, in espousing the idea of a "big society", at least David Cameron and some people around him have implicitly admitted their party has a deficit on this account."
  • "So, when we begin espousing disconnected policy and wonkish legislative goals we have no common ground for hanging our hat."