verb (used with object), ma·tron·ized, ma·tron·iz·ing.
- to cause to become matronly; cause to act as, or fulfill the role of, matron.
- to serve as a matron to; chaperon.
verb (used without object), ma·tron·ized, ma·tron·iz·ing.
- to become a matron.
Also especially British, ma·tron·ise.
Origin of matronize
First recorded in 1745–55; matron
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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Historical Examples of matronize
"I'm sure Aunt Marion ought to be here to matronize you," said Jack.
I dote upon chaperones; and by coming with this family, I had Mrs. Twamberley to matronize me.