matronize

verb ma·tron·ize \ˈmā‧trəˌnīz\

Definition of matronize

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give the qualities of a matron to :  cause to be a matron was matronized by her children and her responsibilities

  3. 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

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to become a matron

  6. 2 :  to fulfill the role of a matron

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