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matronize

[ mey-truh-nahyz ]
/ 藞me瑟 tr蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ma路tron路ized, ma路tron路iz路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路tron路ized, ma路tron路iz路ing.
to become a matron.
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Also especially British, ma路tron路ise .

Origin of matronize

First recorded in 1745鈥55; matron + -ize
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How to use matronize in a sentence

  • "I'm sure Aunt Marion ought to be here to matronize you," said Jack.

    Old Friends and New|Sarah Orne Jewett
  • I dote upon chaperones; and by coming with this family, I had Mrs. Twamberley to matronize me.

    Pencil Sketches|Eliza Leslie
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