To manipulate by pretending to be excessively feminine or helpless. A female version of patronize
. Used by men, women, and children
I'm just no good at doing laundry. You're so much better at it than I am.
You're so strong. I never could have changed that tire without you.
My arms are too tired to carry the rest of the groceries in without dropping them.
Don't matronize me, you are perfectly capable of doing that.