- (in business) the practice of assigning a junior member of staff to the care of a more experienced person who assists him in his career
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- a trusted counselor or teacher:Two of his professors were his mentors.
v. [~ + object]
- to act as a mentor (to):He mentored several bright young students.
- 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.
- Greek Méntōr)
- after Mentor ( 1740–50
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged adviser, master, guide, preceptor.
Men•tor (men′tôr, -tər),USA pronunciation n.
- Mythology, Place Names(in the Odyssey) a loyal adviser of Odysseus entrusted with the care and education of Telemachus.
Men•tor (men′tər),USA pronunciation n.
- a town in NE Ohio. 42,065.
- a wise or trusted adviser or guide