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1. A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
2. Mentor Greek Mythology Odysseus's trusted counselor, in whose guise Athena became the guardian and teacher of Telemachus.
v. men·tored, men·tor·ing, men·tors
To serve as a trusted counselor or teacher, especially in occupational settings.
To serve as a trusted counselor or teacher to (another person).
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(Commerce) (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
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