matronize

verb

ma·​tron·​ize
ˈmā‧trəˌnīz
-ed/-ing/-s

transitive verb

1
: to give the qualities of a matron to : cause to be a matron
was matronized by her children and her responsibilities
2
a
: 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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“Matronize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matronize. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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