From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmentormen‧tor1 /ˈmentɔː $ -tɔːr/ ●●○ noun [countable]BOHELPan experienced person who advises and helps a less experienced person
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mentor• You can have a mentor, call it whatever you will as semantics are irrelevant here.• Second, you need a mentor to guide you along the way.• Joe was the forerunner and mentor in foreignreporting, but Stewartaided by abundantletters of introduction from Joewas learningfast.• Auden later became a friend and mentor.• The keyfeature of effectivementorschemes is a genuineconsistentinterest on the part of the mentor for the young person.• The programpaired a group of femalementors with seventhand eighth-graders from Everett as an athleticversion of Big Sisters.• On 16 October he wrote for advice to his mentor, Ritschl.• My mentors were people I read about, such as Richard Byrd, the explorer, rather than people I knew.mentormentor2 verb [transitive]to be someone’s mentorNow she mentors undergraduates who are training to be teachers.From Longman Business Dictionarymentormen‧tor /ˈmentɔː-tɔːr/ noun [countable]HUMAN RESOURCESan experienced person who gives advice to less experienced people to help them in their workHe now runs his own company and is a mentor to other young entrepreneurs. —mentoring noun [uncountable]She believes that companies should create programs to encourage mentoring and career development. —mentor verb [transitive]Only one of the four trainees she mentored last year has found a permanent post.