men·tor (mĕntôr′, -tər)
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).
[French Mentor, Mentor, from Latin Mentōr, from Greek; see men-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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