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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
protege (PRO-tuh-zhay, pro-tuh-ZHAY) noun
One who is protected, guided, and supported by somebody older and more experienced.
[From French protégé, past participle of protéger (to protect), from Latin protegere, from pro- + tegere (cover). Ultimately from Indo-European root (s)teg- (to cover) that's the ancestor of other words such as tile, thatch, protect, detect, and toga.]
See more usage examples of protege in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
"Bear Bryant's protege, Schnellenberger, listened wisely."
"Mentors focus on results and on people. They build on strengths and
stimulate personal growth. They know what their protégé can do and
challenge them to do it."
Today's word is the name of a car from Mazda.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. -Frank William Leahy, football coach (1908-1973)
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