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chaperone (plural chaperones)
- An older person who accompanies other younger people to ensure the propriety of their behaviour, often an older woman accompanying a young woman.
- (biochemistry) A protein that assists the non-covalent folding/unfolding and the assembly/disassembly of other macromolecular structures, but does not occur in these structures when the latter are performing their normal biological functions.
- (UK, business) An employee sent by a British company to the European Union to work with a client there, to circumvent restrictions imposed after Brexit.
older person who accompanies younger people to ensure good behaviour
protein that aids in folding other proteins
- To act as a chaperone.
- 2006, The New Yorker, 17 April 2006, page 27.
- 'Purcell had volunteered to chaperone a delegation of female students'
- 2021 June 30, Tim Dunn, “How we made... Secrets of the London Underground”, in RAIL, number 934, pages 48-49:
- TfL has more than enough to be getting on with each day without having to chaperone TV crews.
- (UK, business) To work as a chaperone.
act as a chaperone