To Tu'tor. v.a. [from the noun.]
- To instruct, to teach; to document.
This boy is forest born,
And hath been tutor'd in the rudiments
Of many desperate studies by his uncle. Shakesp.
He cannot be a perfect man,
Not being tried and tutor'd in the world. Shakesp.
The cock has his spurs, and he strikes his feet inward with singular strength and order; yet he does not this by any syllogistical method, but is merely tutored by instinct. Hale.
- To treat with superiority or severity.
I hardly yet have learn'd
T' insinuate, flatter, bow, and bend my knee:
Give sorrow leave a while to tutor me
To this submission. Shakesp. Rich. II.
I take a review of my little boys mounted upon hobby-horses, and of little girls tutoring their babies. Addison.