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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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.
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traduce

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

traduce

[trəˈdjuːs] VT (frm) → calumniar, denigrar
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traduce

[trəˈdjuːs] vtdiffamer
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traduce

vt (liter)verleumden
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traduce

[trəˈdjuːs] vt (frm) → calunniare, diffamare
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References in classic literature ?
I blame myself severely for having so easily believed the slanderous tales invented by Charles Smith to the prejudice of Lady Susan, as I am now convinced how greatly they have traduced her.
Howsoever he noteth it right, that seditious tumults, and seditious fames, differ no more but as brother and sister, masculine and feminine; especially if it come to that, that the best actions of a state, and the most plausible, and which ought to give greatest contentment, are taken in ill sense, and traduced: for that shows the envy great, as Tacitus saith; conflata magna invidia, seu bene seu male gesta premunt.
To have my name traduced in public; in inns, among the meanest vulgar!
But I cannot, I will not consent to hear my friend traduced in such a manner; so far from wanting feeling, Charlotte Henley is all heart.
I could not avoid thinking that I had fallen in with a greatly traduced people, and I moralized not a little upon the disadvantage of having a bad name, which in this instance had given a tribe of savages, who were as pacific as so many lambkins, the reputation of a confederacy of giant-killers.
'Rosa, even when my dear boy was affianced to you, I loved you madly; even when I thought his happiness in having you for his wife was certain, I loved you madly; even when I strove to make him more ardently devoted to you, I loved you madly; even when he gave me the picture of your lovely face so carelessly traduced by him, which I feigned to hang always in my sight for his sake, but worshipped in torment for years, I loved you madly; in the distasteful work of the day, in the wakeful misery of the night, girded by sordid realities, or wandering through Paradises and Hells of visions into which I rushed, carrying your image in my arms, I loved you madly.'
All the ghosts driven out of the unbelieving West by men who pretend to be wise and alone and at peace--all the homeless ghosts of an unbelieving world--appeared suddenly round the figure of Hollis bending over the box; all the exiled and charming shades of loved women; all the beautiful and tender ghosts of ideals, remembered, forgotten, cherished, execrated; all the cast-out and reproachful ghosts of friends admired, trusted, traduced, betrayed, left dead by the way--they all seemed to come from the inhospitable regions of the earth to crowd into the gloomy cabin, as though it had been a refuge and, in all the unbelieving world, the only place of avenging belief.
"Well, that's better than being the colour of mud," muttered Peter, who wasn't going to hear his lady traduced, even by a witch.
This is not the first time and sadly it will not be the last time that what should be a reason to celebrate recognition of excellent work in many fields by citizens of this country and the wider commonwealth is traduced by what seems to be gongs for mates.
Defending, John Charles Rees QC said: "He is a highprofile athlete and his reputation has been traduced while the client remains anonymous.
"The line between cutting a dash and becoming a figure of ridicule is often gossamer thin" Actor Michael Simkins on older men being traduced by the fashion industry.