Definition of Socrates in US English:

Socrates

proper noun

  • (469–399 BC), ancient Athenian philosopher. As represented in the writings of his disciple Plato, he engaged in dialogue with others in an attempt to reach understanding and ethical concepts by exposing and dispelling error (the Socratic method). Charged with introducing strange gods and corrupting the young, he committed suicide as required.

Pronunciation

Socrates

/ˈsɑkrəˌtiz//ˈsäkrəˌtēz/