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Definition of "matronize" [mat•ron•ize]

  • To make a matron of; to make matron-like. (verb)
  • To act the part of a matron toward; to superintend or chaperone. (verb)

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Use "matronize" in a sentence
  • "a girl as any of the party which she was nominally to "matronize;" but"
  • "Lambskin, who might, from the gravity and dignity of her appearance, have sufficed to matronize a whole boarding-school, instead of one maiden lady of eighty and upwards."
  • "There were seven of us: my sister Sarah, who was to matronize the party; Miss Bessie; three of her girl friends; the Rev. Thomas Conrad Porter, then a Presbyterian pastor in Macon, but later"
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