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

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.]

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]

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]
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

protégé

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

protégé

[ˈprɒteʒeɪ] Nprotegido m, ahijado m

protégé

[ˈprɒtəʒeɪ] nprotégé m

protégé

, protégée
nProtegé m, → Schützling m
References in classic literature ?
"No; she has two of her proteges with her, and must keep with them."
"How are my proteges?" asked Cecil, who took no real interest in them, and had long since forgotten his resolution to bring them to Windy Corner for educational purposes.
The next day, as she watched her unknown friend, Kitty noticed that Mademoiselle Varenka was already on the same terms with Levin and his companion as with her other proteges. She went up to them, entered into conversation with them, and served as interpreter for the woman, who could not speak any foreign language.
In any case it must have been very recently, for the appointment was vacant eight days ago; a proof of which is, that the king refused Monsieur, who solicited the post for one of his proteges."
Something of the gift of Francois Millet, whose peasants are veritable priests, of those older religious painters who could portray saintly heads so sweetly and their merely human proteges so truly, seems indeed to have descended to M.
He suddenly found himself tremendously hungry and as he circled about over the sandy bottom searching among the tangled network of innumerable tracks for those of his proteges, there broke from his lips involuntarily the whine of a hungry beast.
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.
Well, I shall write to the abbe; I shall hold him responsible for his protege's misconduct, and I shall soon know all about this assassination.
"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.