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- 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.
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
"My art is my chaperon," she wrote to an elderly relative who wished to come to Boston and matronize her.
She chose to buy herself a fine house, and, having furnished it luxuriously and unearthed a cousin of her father's in Vermont and brought her to Boston to matronize her, she kept house on a magnificent scale, pinching, however, at certain points with unexpected meanness.
The next day Mrs. Milray was able to take leave of her husband, in setting off to matronize a coaching party, with an exuberance of good conscience that she shared with the spectators.
It's worth while to have a young and attractive sister to matronize.
English attache; and Mrs. Laflamme, to matronize three New York young ladies.
I hope when you go under such interesting circumstances, you will choose the Fall or Spring & take me to matronize the party.
I am married with children so I chose not to matronize those establishments but there is nothing wrong with them.