Definition of protégé
: one who is protected or trained or whose career is furthered by a person of experience, prominence, or influence
Examples of protégé in a Sentence
He was a protégé of the great composer.
Recent Examples of protégé from the Web
The cleanup continued in May, with the dismissal of one of the network's presidents, Bill Shine, a protege of Roger Ailes.
Miyake protege Yusuke Takahashi is introducing a new turtleneck, similar to Jobs', but with a thinner silhouette and higher shoulders, Bloomberg reported.
For more supper club fare, Del Bar, 800 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, serves up seafood and steaks in a Prairie-style restaurant designed by James Dresser, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Miyake protege Yusuke Takahashi is introducing a new turtleneck, similar to Jobs’, but with a thinner silhouette and higher shoulders, Bloomberg reported.
His gorgeous beachfront home in Del Mar, designed by Wright protege Sims Bruce Richards and built in 1982, reflects the Arts and Craft tradition, punctuated by art from Santa Fe, N.M., where Furgatch visited every year without fail.
Robert Nardelli A Welch protege who joined GE in 1971 and eventually ran the power systems division, Nardelli left the company almost immediately after he was passed over for CEO in favor of Immelt.
Smart will take one giant step toward becoming the Saban protege most likely to succeed like his mentor.
Enter Herman, the former Texas grad assistant, Urban Meyer protege and — briefly — Houston coach.
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Origin and Etymology of protégé
French, from past participle of protéger to protect, from Middle French, from Latin protegere
First Known Use: 1786See Words from the same year
PROTÉGÉ Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of protégé for English Language Learners
: a young person who is taught and helped by someone who has a lot of knowledge and experience
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