Origin of protégéFr, past participle of protéger, to protect from Classical Latin protegere: see protect
a person guided and helped, esp. in the furtherance of his or her career, by another, more influential person
One whose welfare, training, or career is promoted by an influential person.
Origin of protegeFrench from past participle of protéger to protect from Old French from Latin prōtegere ; see protect .
- A person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced person or mentor.
- While Pablo was visiting his family in Mexico, he visited JosÃ© Santos, a protÃ©gÃ© of his who was now head cholo of the Illuminati at his own will. "” Manifold Destiny by Sylvia Nasar and David Gruber, The New Yorker
Borrowed from French protÃ©gÃ©, past participle of protÃ©ger (“to protect").
- During the previous war the peshwa had been the protege and ally of the British; and since the war he had fallen more completely than before under British protection - British political officers and British troops being stationed at his capital.
- A second successful expedition to Kiev to reinstate his protege Izaslaus, is Boleslaus's last recorded exploit.
- All attempts to induce Pippin to throw over his new protege failed, and from this time onward the nominal dependence of Rome and the papacy on emperors at Constantinople ceased.
- Bayezid had taken advantage of his absence to defeat the ruler of Erzingan, a protege of Timur.
- Ferdinand, son of Sancho I., king of Portugal, owed his county to Philip, who, hoping to find him a docile protege, had married him to Jeanne, heiress of Flanders, daughter of Count Baldwin IX., who became emperor of the East, using the weak Philip of Namur, her guardian, to accomplish that end.