Espouse vs. Expound

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  • Espouse (verb)

    To become/get married to.

  • Espouse (verb)

    To accept, support, or take on as one’s own (an idea or a cause).

  • Expound (verb)

    To set out the meaning of; to explain or discuss at length

    “spell out”

  • Expound (verb)

    To make a statement, especially at length.

    “He expounded often on the dangers of the imperial presidency.”

  • Espouse (verb)

    adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life)

    “she espoused the causes of justice and freedom for all”

  • Espouse (verb)


    “Edward had espoused the lady Grey”

  • Espouse (verb)

    (of a woman) be engaged to (a particular man)

    “a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph”

    “she was secretly espoused to his son, Peter”

  • Expound (verb)

    present and explain (a theory or idea) in detail

    “he was expounding a powerful argument”

    “he declined to expound on his decision”

  • Expound (verb)

    explain the meaning of (a literary or doctrinal work)

    “the abbess expounded the scriptures to her nuns”

Oxford Dictionary

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