verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- mentoanterior position,
- mentoposterior position,
- mentotransverse position,
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Origin of mentor
Examples from the Web for mentor
By reaching out to a local high school or non-profit to become a mentor for a high achieving, low-income student.Forget the Kids Who Can’t Get In; What About Those Who Don’t Even Apply?|Jonah Edelman|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He made no bones about his great admiration for FDR, who was his mentor, and he had roots too in the Truman administration.
A group of them mentor the turbulent, desperate kids fresh off the streets who are at their most violent when they first arrive.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The film holds a special resonance for Jones, since Terry also served as his mentor.Quincy Jones Talks Chicago’s Mean Streets, Why Kanye West Is No Michael Jackson, and Bieber|Marlow Stern|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was a benchmark, a mentor as an artist and as a man, and I just loved him with all my heart.Andrew Garfield on the Evils of Capitalism, the Hacking Scandal, and Criticism of ‘Spider-Man 2’|Marlow Stern|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then Jove's daughter Minerva came up to them, having assumed the form and voice of Mentor.The Odyssey|Homer
England is the mentor, and the Football Association have a great work.Association Football|John Cameron
Candide, with such a mentor bearing the name Martin, has now arrived at Venice.Classic French Course in English|William Cleaver Wilkinson
The next morning, Garfield left Chicago for his home in Mentor.The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield|Emma Elizabeth Brown
The Bounder was of course the Mentor who introduced me to Bower's.The Haunts of Old Cockaigne|Alex Thompson
Word Origin for mentor
"wise advisor," 1750, from Greek Mentor, friend of Odysseus and adviser of Telemachus (but often actually Athene in disguise) in the "Odyssey," perhaps ultimately meaning "adviser," because the name appears to be an agent noun of mentos "intent, purpose, spirit, passion" from PIE *mon-eyo- (cf. Sanskrit man-tar- "one who thinks," Latin mon-i-tor "one who admonishes"), causative form of root *men- "to think" (see mind (n.)). The general use of the word probably is via later popular romances, in which Mentor played a larger part than he does in Homer.
1888, from mentor (n.). Related: Mentored; mentoring.