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verb [T]     /ˈmen.tɔːr/ US  /-tɔːr/
to help and give advice to someone who has less experience than you, especially in your jobGiving adviceEncouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring mentoring     noun [U] Giving adviceEncouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
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