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verb [T] (also chaperon)     /ˈʃæp.ə.rəʊn/ US  /-ɚ.oʊn/
(especially in the past) to go with and take care of a young woman who is not married when she is in public: Do you trust him on your own or do you want me to chaperone you?Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way US to be present as an adult at a social event for young people to encourage correct behaviour: Several parents volunteered to chaperone class bus trips.Supporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
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