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Topic: EDUCATION

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: , past participle of protéger, from Latin protegere; PROTECT

protégé

noun
     
prot‧é‧gé [countable]
SE someone, especially a young person, who is taught and helped by someone who has influence, power, or more experience:
She attempted to encourage her young protégé.
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