protégé

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protégé

a person under the protection, patronage, or tutelage of another: a protégé of the concertmaster
Not to be confused with:
prodigy – a person with exceptional talent or ability: a child prodigy; a marvelous thing
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pro·té·gé

also pro·te·ge  (prō′tə-zhā′, prō′tə-zhā′)
n.
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.]
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protégé

(ˈprəʊtɪˌʒeɪ) or feminine

protégée

n
a person who is protected and aided by the patronage of another person
[C18: from French protéger to protect]
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protege - a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career
recipient, receiver - a person who receives something
protegee - a woman protege
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protégé

protégée
noun charge, student, pupil, ward, discovery, dependant Klimt's young protégé, Egon Schiele
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Translations
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protégé

[ˈprɒteʒeɪ] Nprotegido m, ahijado m
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protégé

[ˈprɒtəʒeɪ] nprotégé m
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protégé

, protégée
nProtegé m, → Schützling m
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References in classic literature ?
"In a way he is my protege. Then, too, he is my first boy friend - but not exactly friend; rather protege and friend combined.
At this point Sola returned with our meager belongings and her young Martian protege, who, of course, would have to share the quarters with them.
"Yes; he struck his pocket and said, 'We shall see what Monsieur de Treville will think of this insult offered to his protege.'"
Meanwhile she lay on her bed with old Joanna at her side, for even in her wanderings she did not forget her forlorn protege. She longed for her cats, but would not have them brought, lest they should get sick, and in her quiet hours she was full of anxiety about Jo.
Did you ever come across a protege of his--one Hyde?" he asked.
He was charged to tell the Comte de la Fere, that she had learned of the return of her youthful protege, and also the manner he had conducted himself on the field, and she added that she should be very glad to offer him her congratulations.
William and Fanny soon shewed themselves; and Sir Thomas had the pleasure of receiving, in his protege, certainly a very different person from the one he had equipped seven years ago, but a young man of an open, pleasant countenance, and frank, unstudied, but feeling and respectful manners, and such as confirmed him his friend.
On seeing his old protege , the duke uttered an exclamation of pleasure.
"It's that protege of yours, that sweet Princess Drubetskaya, that Anna Mikhaylovna whom I would not take for a housemaid...
love me always--promise you will love me always." And in the midst of mutual tears--for the emotions of the younger woman had awakened the sympathies of the elder--this promise was solemnly given by Miss Crawley, who left her little protege, blessing and admiring her as a dear, artless, tender-hearted, affectionate, incomprehensible creature.
"In defence of your protege you can even be saucy."
"I am quite pleased with your protege," she said to Mr.