mentor men‧tor [ˈmentɔː ǁ -tɔːr] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES
an experienced person who gives advice to less experienced people to help them in their work:

• He 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.

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mentoring UK US /ˈmentərɪŋ/ noun [U]
HR, WORKPLACE the activity of supporting and advising someone with less experience to help them develop in their work: »

We train people through one-on-one mentoring.


Mentoring programs are a way to increase the company's competitive advantage.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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