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chap·er·one

or chap·er·on  (shăp′ə-rōn′)
n.
1. A guide or companion whose purpose is to ensure propriety or restrict activity: "to see and feel the rough edges of the society ... without the filter of official chaperones" (Philip Taubman).
2. An older person who attends and supervises a social gathering for young people.
3. A person, especially an older or married woman, who accompanies a young unmarried woman in public.
4. Any of a diverse group of proteins that assist macromolecules, such as proteins and nucleic acids, to assemble and fold into the proper three-dimensional structure as they are being synthesized. Also called molecular chaperone.
tr.v. chaper·oned, chaper·on·ing, chaper·ones
To act as chaperone to or for. See Synonyms at accompany.

[French chaperon, from chaperon, hood (since a respectable person who accompanies a young woman shields her from unwanted advances like a hood), from Old French, diminutive of chape, cape, head covering; see chape.]

chap′er·on′age (-rō′nĭj) n.

chaperone

, chaperon - Chaperone comes from French chaperon, meaning "hood" or "cowl, head covering," which was worn from the 16th century by ladies who served as guides and guardians; chaperon is the standard spelling and chaperone is a variant resulting from pronunciation.
See also related terms for hood.

chaperone


Past participle: chaperoned
Gerund: chaperoning

Imperative
chaperone
chaperone
Present
I chaperone
you chaperone
he/she/it chaperones
we chaperone
you chaperone
they chaperone
Preterite
I chaperoned
you chaperoned
he/she/it chaperoned
we chaperoned
you chaperoned
they chaperoned
Present Continuous
I am chaperoning
you are chaperoning
he/she/it is chaperoning
we are chaperoning
you are chaperoning
they are chaperoning
Present Perfect
I have chaperoned
you have chaperoned
he/she/it has chaperoned
we have chaperoned
you have chaperoned
they have chaperoned
Past Continuous
I was chaperoning
you were chaperoning
he/she/it was chaperoning
we were chaperoning
you were chaperoning
they were chaperoning
Past Perfect
I had chaperoned
you had chaperoned
he/she/it had chaperoned
we had chaperoned
you had chaperoned
they had chaperoned
Future
I will chaperone
you will chaperone
he/she/it will chaperone
we will chaperone
you will chaperone
they will chaperone
Future Perfect
I will have chaperoned
you will have chaperoned
he/she/it will have chaperoned
we will have chaperoned
you will have chaperoned
they will have chaperoned
Future Continuous
I will be chaperoning
you will be chaperoning
he/she/it will be chaperoning
we will be chaperoning
you will be chaperoning
they will be chaperoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chaperoning
you have been chaperoning
he/she/it has been chaperoning
we have been chaperoning
you have been chaperoning
they have been chaperoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chaperoning
you will have been chaperoning
he/she/it will have been chaperoning
we will have been chaperoning
you will have been chaperoning
they will have been chaperoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chaperoning
you had been chaperoning
he/she/it had been chaperoning
we had been chaperoning
you had been chaperoning
they had been chaperoning
Conditional
I would chaperone
you would chaperone
he/she/it would chaperone
we would chaperone
you would chaperone
they would chaperone
Past Conditional
I would have chaperoned
you would have chaperoned
he/she/it would have chaperoned
we would have chaperoned
you would have chaperoned
they would have chaperoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chaperone - one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
den mother - a woman who supervises a den of Cub Scouts
duenna - a woman chaperon
housemother - a woman employed as a chaperon in a residence for young people
Verb1.chaperone - accompany as a chaperone
escort - accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
Translations
مُرافِقَه،رَقيبَهيُرافِق
gardedámadělat gardegarde
anstandsdamechaperone
gardedámgardíroz
fylgja og gætavelsæmisvörîur
būti palydovekompanionėpalydovė
pavadītpavadone
garderobiť garde
dadışaperonşaperonluk/dadılık yapmak

chaperone

chaperon [ˈʃæpərəʊn]
nchaperon m
vtchaperonner

chaperone

chaperon [ˈʃæpəˌrəʊn]
1. naccompagnatore/trice

chaperone

(ˈʃӕpərəun) noun
someone, especially an older lady, who accompanies a girl in public.
verb
Their aunt chaperoned the two girls at the ball.
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