Advocate and Espouse


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Advocate verb – To promote the interests or cause of.
Usage example: environmentalists advocating agricultural methods designed to slow the destruction of rain forests

Espouse is a synonym for advocate in recommend topic. In some cases you can use "Espouse" instead a verb "Advocate", when it comes to topics like action.
Nearby Words: advocacy, advocated, advocating
Synonyms for Advocate


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Espouse verb – To give in marriage.
Advocate is a synonym for espouse in support topic. You can use "Advocate" instead a verb "Espouse", if it concerns topics such as action, sponsor.
Synonyms for Espouse

Common collocations

outlook advocate outlook espouse outlook
society advocate society espouse society
use advocate use espouse use
theory advocate theory espouse theory
Other nouns: viewpoint, version, stories, views, opinions.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Red Dead Redemption Deadpan Snarker: John Marston is a very cynical person and often sneaks in veiled insults to the people he works for or with, or at the very least, plays devil's advocate with whatever belief they happen to espouse, be it for good or ill.
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