matronize

Related to matronize: scandalize, characterizing

matronize

(ˈmeɪtrəˌnaɪz) or

matronise

vb (tr)
to act as a chaperon toto make matronly
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It would have looked comfortable and less hectic if the title of his article read: "South Sudan Need both Quality and Quantity: the Reason for Good Governance." This would have catered for the synthesis desired from efficient application of both quality and quantity at the same time and in the same place, especially for the new emerging least develop countries where governments are supposed to patronize or matronize a lot of activities and human living demands.