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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.]
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(tr) to speak badly of
[C16: from Latin trādūcere to lead over, transmit, disgrace, from trans- + dūcere to lead]
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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]
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Past participle: traduced
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|Verb||1.||traduce - speak unfavorably about; "She badmouths her husband everywhere"|
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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[trəˈdjuːs] vt → diffamer
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vt (liter) → verleumden
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