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 mentoring
The more I listened and asked him questions, the more animated and delighted he became, mentoring me on what he knew.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did any women play a role in inspiring or mentoring you as you came up in this industry?
“He was mentoring a younger guy in the scrimmage about technique you should use,” he said.Aaron Hernandez: Inside the Murder Investigation Roiling the NFL|Christine Pelisek|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Scott was a drill captain for the Goldcoast Buccaneers, a mentoring program for West Philadelphia youth.Six Months After Newtown, Gun Violence & Debate Continue|Eliza Shapiro|June 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.