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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. To adopt or support a cause, idea, belief, etc.
2. To take as spouse: marry.
From Old French espouser, from Latin sponsare (to betroth), from sponsus (betrothed). Ultimately from the Indo-European root spend- (to make an offering or perform a rite), which is also the source of sponsor, spouse, respond, and riposte. Earliest documented use: 1477.
“Chevy Eugene’s research focuses on the arts as a key tool for Caribbean integration -- an idea he not only espouses, but actively pursues.”
Time for a New Kind of Black Activism; Toronto Star (Canada); Apr 19, 2015.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:In words as fashions the same rule will hold, / Alike fantastic if too new or old; / Be not the first by whom the new are tried, / Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. -Alexander Pope, poet (21 May 1688-1744)