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protégé

[ proh-tuh-zhey, proh-tuh-zhey ]

noun

  1. a person under the patronage, protection, or care of someone interested in their career or welfare.


protégé

/ ˈprəʊtɪˌʒeɪ /

noun

  1. a person who is protected and aided by the patronage of another person


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Word History and Origins

Origin of protégé1

First recorded in 1780–90; from French, noun use of past participle of protéger “to protect” from Latin prōtegere; protect

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Word History and Origins

Origin of protégé1

C18: from French protéger to protect

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Example Sentences

The billionaire has fundraised for his protégé and put $10 million into a Super PAC supporting him.

Their relationship gets messy quickly, and spurs Estella to lean into her mischievous side, culminating in an intense power struggle between the master and the protégé.

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Mondale swiftly gained traction in the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, becoming the protégé of Senator-turned-Vice President Hubert Humphrey.

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When Lula left office, he was replaced by his protégé Dilma Rousseff… but then the economy ground to a halt, and the expansive “Lava Jato” investigations began unearthing the wide-ranging corruption of Brazil’s political class.

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A new movie about Jamal Khashoggi reveals a protégé who is alive and under assaultThe trolling effort, Halvorssen says, could threaten the public standing of “The Dissident” — and the likelihood that Americans would watch it.

It appears to me that the king latterly took a dislike to his protege, Umballa, and turned this little trick to make him unhappy.

During the last two years the banker's cashier and protege, Prosper Bertomy, had been devoted in his attentions to Madeleine.

Mrs. Leslie smiled as she saw how deeply he was smitten with her protege's charms, and immediately introduced him.

Without waiting for his wife's answer, M. Favoral brought his protege in front of Mlle. Gilberte.

An uncontrollable eagerness came over him to hear Mrs. Leslie's promised story of her beautiful protege.

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