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English noun: espousal

1. espousal (act) archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast


Broader (hypernym)marriage, marriage ceremony, wedding

2. espousal (act) the act of becoming betrothed or engaged


Broader (hypernym)rite, ritual

3. espousal (act) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

SamplesIts adoption by society.
The proposal found wide acceptance.

Synonymsacceptance, acceptation, adoption

Broader (hypernym)approval, approving, blessing

Narrower (hyponym)bosom, embrace

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