Definition of chaperone verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chaperone

 verb
(also chaperon)verb
BrE BrE//ˈʃæpərəʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæpəroʊn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chaperone
BrE BrE//ˈʃæpərəʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæpəroʊn//
 
he / she / it chaperones
BrE BrE//ˈʃæpərəʊnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæpəroʊnz//
 
past simple chaperoned
BrE BrE//ˈʃæpərəʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæpəroʊnd//
 
past participle chaperoned
BrE BrE//ˈʃæpərəʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæpəroʊnd//
 
-ing form chaperoning
BrE BrE//ˈʃæpərəʊnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæpəroʊnɪŋ//
 
 
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chaperone somebody to act as a chaperone for somebody, especially a woman Word Origin late Middle English (denoting a hood or cap, regarded as giving protection): from French, feminine of chaperon ‘hood’, diminutive of chape, from late Latin cappa ‘cap’. The current sense dates from the early 18th cent.
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