a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
an influential senior sponsor or supporter.
to act as a mentor: She spent years mentoring to junior employees.
to act as a mentor to: The brash young executive did not wish to be mentored by anyone.
- men·tor·ship, noun
Other definitions for Mentor (2 of 3)
a town in NE Ohio.
Other definitions for Mentor (3 of 3)
(in the Odyssey) a loyal adviser of Odysseus entrusted with the care and education of Telemachus.
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How to use mentor in a sentence
He’s also a mentor with the East Bay College Fund, which works with minority college students coming from underprivileged communities.Laura Deming, Frederik Groce, Amish Jani, Jessica Verrilli and Vanessa Larco are coming to Disrupt | Connie Loizos | August 28, 2020 | TechCrunch
However, aside from the role of Shopify COO Harley Finkelstein as one of the show’s mentors, the series will not be larded with Shopify’s branding or promotion of its platform.
A mentor from Hive and the support of a machine-learning team helped her build a program that determines the threat of violence from unlabeled pictures or video footage.For teens, big problems may lead to meaningful research | Carolyn Wilke | July 28, 2020 | Science News For Students
For younger staffers who are ready to take on more responsibilities, or want their company to sponsor them to take a class, or they want a mentor, they need to ask for it.The Minority Report is providing a playbook for diversity and inclusion in the media industry | Kayleigh Barber | July 20, 2020 | Digiday
So I did a research internship with him and he was an important mentor for me.Desert trails and microbial life excite this soil scientist | Carolyn Wilke | March 31, 2020 | Science News For Students
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
“My esteemed mentor, Boris Fruman, showed us 100 slides of stills from films,” says Granik.Life After ‘Winter’s Bone’: Debra Granik on Finding J. Law and the Plight of the Female Director | Marlow Stern | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At 17, she attended the Durango Songwriters Expo, a summit where 30 music industry professionals mentor 200 some-odd attendees.‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit | Marlow Stern | October 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Although he was on the eve of his departure for Lucknau, he was, nevertheless, kind enough to become my mentor.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
"Ugly Collins has either lost his time-card er has traded his wagon fer a airyplane," said the mentor.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
However, their guide, mentor, and boss had a faraway look in his eye—seemed impatient to get going.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
Frank is my social mentor, though I care little about society in the general acceptance of the term.My Wonderful Visit | Charlie Chaplin
The King pleaded in vain that he might still serve as mentor in the coming negotiation; the Emperor scornfully refused.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
British Dictionary definitions for mentor (1 of 2)
a wise or trusted adviser or guide
to act as a mentor to (someone); train
- mentorial, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Mentor (2 of 2)
the friend whom Odysseus put in charge of his household when he left for Troy. He was the adviser of the young Telemachus
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