Definition of maternize in English:

maternize

(also maternise)

verb

rare
  • with object To mother (a person); to be as a mother to; to endow (something) with motherly qualities.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in ‘Rolf Boldrewood’ (1826–1915), novelist (real name Thomas Browne). From matern- + -ize.

Pronunciation

maternize

/ˈmatənʌɪz/