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also pro·te·gee  (prō′tə-zhā′, prō′tə-zhā′)
A woman or girl whose welfare, training, or career is promoted by an influential person.

[French, feminine of protégé, protégé; see protégé.]


(ˈproʊ təˌʒeɪ, ˌproʊ təˈʒeɪ)

n., pl. -gées.
a woman or girl under the patronage, protection, or care of someone interested in her career or welfare.
[1770–80; < French, feminine of protégé protégé]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protegee - a woman protege
protege - a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career


[ˈprɒteʒeɪ] Nprotegida f, ahijada f


[ˈprɒtəʒeɪ] nprotégée f
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He had spoken slightingly of women's education in general, and had said that Hannah, Anna's English protegee, had not the slightest need to know anything of physics.
With more care for the safety of her new gown than for the comfort of her protegee, Mrs.
Crawford doted on the girl; and it was the lady's death which now obliged her protegee, after some months' further trial at her uncle's house, to find another home.
Twelve years had changed Anne from the blooming, silent, unformed girl of fifteen, to the elegant little woman of seven-and-twenty, with every beauty except bloom, and with manners as consciously right as they were invariably gentle; and twelve years had transformed the fine-looking, well-grown Miss Hamilton, in all the glow of health and confidence of superiority, into a poor, infirm, helpless widow, receiving the visit of her former protegee as a favour; but all that was uncomfortable in the meeting had soon passed away, and left only the interesting charm of remembering former partialities and talking over old times.
Fairfax found you to train it; but now you know that it is the illegitimate offspring of a French opera- girl, you will perhaps think differently of your post and protegee: you will be coming to me some day with notice that you have found another place--that you beg me to look out for a new governess, &c.- -Eh?"
"No, Cynthia is a protegee of my mother's, the daughter of an old schoolfellow of hers, who married a rascally solicitor.
Crawley, as your dear daughter and protegee, and thanked her in the name of France, for all your benevolence towards our unfortunates during their exile!
Winkle was touched by this little trait of his delicate respect for the young PROTEGEE of his friend, and took his hand with a feeling of regard, akin to veneration.
Epanchin as her protegee, as she had been thirty-five years ago.
They are filled by protegees of the government and, if I may venture to..."
"You couldn't have come in to see protegees, humble friends, that sort of thing, or you'd have gone through into the parlour...and you couldn't have come in because you were ill, or you'd have spoken to the woman of the place, who's obviously respectable...besides, you don't look ill in that way, but only unhappy....
They are generous by fits and starts--sometimes patrons, sometimes friends, sometimes masters, in this way they falsify the already false position of the poor children in whom they interest themselves, and trifle with the hearts, the lives, and futures of their protegees, whom they regard very lightly.