Pronunciation: (mā'tru-nīz"), [key]
—v., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to cause to become matronly; cause to act as, or fulfill the role of, matron.
2. to serve as a matron to; chaperon.
to become a matron. Also, esp. Brit.,ma'tron•ise".
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