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
The Suns will hope Paul can serve as a veteran mentor for Booker and center Deandre Ayton, who are both seeking their first playoff appearances.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder | Ben Golliver | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Einstein would eventually disavow the pure relativism of his mentor, and even to split from his Sancho.When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - Issue 93: Forerunners | Amanda Gefter | November 18, 2020 | Nautilus
Like, you know, on dating apps, but we are doing matching between mentors that have expertise and skills with needs requested by those startups or on projects.Leveraging collective intelligence and AI to benefit society | Jason Sparapani | November 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
In Cincinnati, the Bengals released longtime franchise pillar Andy Dalton, even though he seemed like an ideal mentor for a rookie, the kind of veteran who could hand over the reins.Rookie QBs were expected to struggle this year. Instead they’re setting a record pace. | Adam Kilgore | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
Richard remained a mentor and friend until his untimely death in 2015 from a neurological disease.From mentorship to friendship to love: What I learned from three investing giants | matthewheimer | November 10, 2020 | Fortune
For decades, Woodson Sr. has mentored Paul on how on how government dollars impact people in the communities they live.
His greatest influence was, undoubtedly, one of the original soul masters, Sam Cooke, who mentored him.Bobby Womack’s Sexual Democracy: The Late Soul Legend Preached Mutual Pleasure | David Masciotra | June 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Swift will play Rosemary, the last teen mentored by The Giver (Jeff Bridges) before the story's protagonist Jonas.Taylor Swift Cast in ‘The Giver,’ Kimmel Laughs at Kanye ‘Rap Feud’ | Culture Team | September 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I have mentored dozens of my friend's children through college frustrations and job searches.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories | Harry Siegel | February 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The true “Maya” was in fact second-generation and mentored by Jennifer.Sundance’s ‘Manhunt’: Three CIA Agents Who Hunted bin Laden Tell All | Marlow Stern | January 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Far more troublesome have been the opposition governments mentored or sponsored by outside forces.Government in Republican China | Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
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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