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matronize

[mey-truh-nahyz] /ˈmeɪ trəˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), matronized, matronizing.
1.
to cause to become matronly; cause to act as, or fulfill the role of, matron.
2.
to serve as a matron to; chaperon.
verb (used without object), matronized, matronizing.
3.
to become a matron.
Also, especially British, matronise.
Origin of matronize
1745-1755
First recorded in 1745-55; matron + -ize
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