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protégé (plural protégés)
- A person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced person or mentor.
- While Yau was in China, he visited Xi-Ping Zhu, a protégé of his who was now chairman of the mathematics department at Sun Yat-sen University. — Manifold Destiny by Sylvia Nasar and David Gruber, The New Yorker
- protégée (feminine form)
person who is guided and supported