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Definition of "mentor" []

  • A wise and trusted counselor or teacher. (noun)
  • Greek Mythology Odysseus's trusted counselor, in whose guise Athena became the guardian and teacher of Telemachus. (noun)
  • To serve as a trusted counselor or teacher, especially in occupational settings. (verb-intransitive)
  • To serve as a trusted counselor or teacher to (another person). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mentor" in a sentence
  • "I don't know if I consciously knew the word mentor back then, I just knew that I felt better when her letters arrived."
  • "Note that the term mentor is not the same as idol, and implies a direct working relationship."
  • "During morning prayers, Ifemelu's mother commanded God to bless the General, "Father Lord, bless Uju's mentor," she would say, the word "mentor" pushed out of her mouth like a challenge."