matronize

verb
ma·tron·ize | \ ˈmā‧trəˌnīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of matronize 

transitive verb

1 : to give the qualities of a matron to : cause to be a matron was matronized by her children and her responsibilities

2a : to act as a matron to or toward : superintend or attend in the capacity of a matron especially : chaperone offered to matronize the young people

b : to preside as a matron over matronizing the reception

intransitive verb

1 : to become a matron

2 : to fulfill the role of a matron

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