In over ten years of routinely asking people over half of them have confided that they are suspicious of the dictionary and, sometimes, prefer to make up their own definitions despite almost all of them being clueless that, for the most part, the common dictionary only contains popular definitions. On rare occasions publishers will modify a definition just to suit more vocal minorities pushing their private agendas, however, even if it makes a little more money they seldom do so because they know its a fight nobody can win.
I have a free standing offer to teach anyone how to use a dictionary and search engine and how to identify Three Stooges slapstick where everyone argues over the definition of stupid and who is the better example. Which, of course, nobody has ever taken me up on.
I would add, that quoting Socrates does not make me a moralist. Without knowledge and awareness morality is meaningless.