Meaning of “protagonist” in the English Dictionary

"protagonist" in British English

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protagonistnoun [ C ]

uk /prəˈtæɡ.ən.ɪst/ us /prəˈtæɡ.ən.ɪst/

protagonist noun [ C ] (SUPPORTER)

an important supporter of an idea or political system:

Key protagonists of the revolution were hunted down and executed.
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(Definition of “protagonist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"protagonist" in American English

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protagonistnoun [ C ]

us /proʊˈtæɡ·ə·nɪst/

literature an important character in a story or play

(Definition of “protagonist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)