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  1. 396–314 b.c., Greek philosopher.
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Related formsXen·o·crat·ic [zen-uh-krat-ik] /ˌzɛn əˈkræt ɪk/, Xe·noc·ra·te·an, adjective
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  • Plato was continually saying to Xenocrates, "Sacrifice to the Graces."

    Familiar Quotations

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  • Xenocrates, the disciple of Plato, resisted Lais successfully.

  • Xenocrates embraced the young man, and admitted him among his disciples.

  • And this Procles was one of Xenocrates's fellow-students at the Academy.

  • Xenocrates says that the stars are moved in one and the same superficies.

British Dictionary definitions for xenocrates


  1. ?396–314 bc, Greek Platonic philosopher
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Derived FormsXenocratic (ˌzɛnəˈkrætɪk), adjective
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