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tra·duce

 (trə-do͞os′, -dyo͞os′)
tr.v. tra·duced, tra·duc·ing, tra·duc·es
1. To make false or malicious statements about (someone) in order to cause humiliation or disgrace. See Synonyms at malign.
2. To fail to uphold; disregard or violate: "The appearance of things is ... that we have traduced our policy and violated our principles" (Patrick J. Buchanan).

[Latin trādūcere, to lead as a spectacle, dishonor : trā-, trāns-, trans- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

tra·duce′ment n.
tra·duc′er n.
tra·duc′ing·ly adv.

traduce

(trəˈdjuːs)
vb
(tr) to speak badly of
[C16: from Latin trādūcere to lead over, transmit, disgrace, from trans- + dūcere to lead]
traˈducement n
traˈducer n
traˈducible adj

tra•duce

(trəˈdus, -ˈdyus)

v.t. -duced, -duc•ing.
to speak maliciously and falsely of; slander; defame.
[1525–35; < Latin trādūcere, variant of trānsdūcere to transfer, display =trāns- trans- + dūcere to lead]
tra•duce′ment, n.
tra•duc′er, n.
tra•duc′ing•ly, adv.

traduce


Past participle: traduced
Gerund: traducing

Imperative
traduce
traduce
Present
I traduce
you traduce
he/she/it traduces
we traduce
you traduce
they traduce
Preterite
I traduced
you traduced
he/she/it traduced
we traduced
you traduced
they traduced
Present Continuous
I am traducing
you are traducing
he/she/it is traducing
we are traducing
you are traducing
they are traducing
Present Perfect
I have traduced
you have traduced
he/she/it has traduced
we have traduced
you have traduced
they have traduced
Past Continuous
I was traducing
you were traducing
he/she/it was traducing
we were traducing
you were traducing
they were traducing
Past Perfect
I had traduced
you had traduced
he/she/it had traduced
we had traduced
you had traduced
they had traduced
Future
I will traduce
you will traduce
he/she/it will traduce
we will traduce
you will traduce
they will traduce
Future Perfect
I will have traduced
you will have traduced
he/she/it will have traduced
we will have traduced
you will have traduced
they will have traduced
Future Continuous
I will be traducing
you will be traducing
he/she/it will be traducing
we will be traducing
you will be traducing
they will be traducing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been traducing
you have been traducing
he/she/it has been traducing
we have been traducing
you have been traducing
they have been traducing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been traducing
you will have been traducing
he/she/it will have been traducing
we will have been traducing
you will have been traducing
they will have been traducing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been traducing
you had been traducing
he/she/it had been traducing
we had been traducing
you had been traducing
they had been traducing
Conditional
I would traduce
you would traduce
he/she/it would traduce
we would traduce
you would traduce
they would traduce
Past Conditional
I would have traduced
you would have traduced
he/she/it would have traduced
we would have traduced
you would have traduced
they would have traduced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.traduce - speak unfavorably abouttraduce - speak unfavorably about; "She badmouths her husband everywhere"
asperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame, slander, smirch, denigrate, sully, smear - charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

traduce

verb (Formal) malign, abuse, knock (informal), rubbish (informal), run down, smear, blacken, slag (off) (slang), detract, misrepresent, denigrate, disparage, decry, revile, vilify, slander, dump on (slang, chiefly U.S.), deprecate, depreciate, defame, bad-mouth (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), speak ill of, drag through the mud, calumniate, asperse We have been traduced in the press as xenophobic bigots.

traduce

verb
To make defamatory statements about:
Law: libel.
Translations

traduce

[trəˈdjuːs] VT (frm) → calumniar, denigrar

traduce

[trəˈdjuːs] vtdiffamer

traduce

vt (liter)verleumden

traduce

[trəˈdjuːs] vt (frm) → calunniare, diffamare
References in classic literature ?
And you," he added to me, "you ought to be ashamed of yourself for traducing your own country
Unfortunately this traducing of opponents has become more evident, and shrill, in recent years as reality has overtaken the carefully constructed myths of the alarmists.
The BBC hit show is accused of traducing Marvin Baird and others in the Onthank estate in Kilmarnock.