Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make a matron of; to make matronlike.
  • transitive v. To act the part of a matron toward; to superintend; to chaperone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render matronly.
  • To act as a mother to; assume the manner of a matron toward; specifically, to chaperon.
  • Also spelled matronise.

Etymologies

matron +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

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  • She vowed then and there to never matronize another establishment that required their female employees to dress provocatively.

    December 5, 2011