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pro·té·géalso pro·te·ge (prō′tə-zhā′, prō′tə-zhā′)
One whose welfare, training, or career is promoted by an influential person.
[French, from past participle of protéger, to protect, from Old French, from Latin prōtegere; see protect.]
protégé(ˈprəʊtɪˌʒeɪ) or feminine
a person who is protected and aided by the patronage of another person
[C18: from French protéger to protect]
pro•té•gé(ˈproʊ təˌʒeɪ, ˌproʊ təˈʒeɪ)
n., pl. -gés.
a person under the patronage, protection, or care of someone interested in his or her career or welfare.
[1780–90; < French, n. use of past participle of protéger to protect]
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|Noun||1.||protege - a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career|
protegee - a woman protege