V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: instruction, guidance, and supervision provided by a tutor or guardian

Synonyms: instruction, guidance, guardianship, protection, custody


Tips: The root of tutelage is also the source for the English word "tutor." It was formed from the Latin tutela, meaning “guardianship,” which came from tut-, the past participle stem of tueri, meaning “to watch over.” A tutor (instructor, teacher) provides tutelage (instruction, guidance, guarding).

Usage Examples:

I’m very happy to have a new intern, and I hope he will learn a great deal under my tutelage. (instruction, guidance)

His tutelage helped me thrive in my new position, and I was very thankful for his guidance. (instruction, guidance)

Once they graduate, the students will have to progress in their careers without the tutelage of their professors. (guidance, instruction)

Under the tutelage of my art instructor, I painted a beautiful picture that I could be proud of. (instruction, guidance)

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