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traduce

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Verb (transitive)
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tra=duce

CIDE DICTIONARY

traducev. t. [L. traducere, traductum, to lead across, lead along, exhibit as a spectacle, disgrace, transfer, derive; trans across, over + ducere to lead: cf. F. traduire to transfer, translate, arraign, fr. L. traducere. See Duke.].
  •  To transfer; to transmit; to hand down; as, to traduce mental qualities to one's descendants.  Glanvill.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To translate from one language to another; as, to traduce and compose works.  Golden Boke.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To increase or distribute by propagation.  [1913 Webster]
    "From these only the race of perfect animals were propagated and traduced over the earth."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To draw away; to seduce.  [1913 Webster]
    "I can forget the weakness
    Of the traduced soldiers.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To represent; to exhibit; to display; to expose; to make an example of.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To expose to contempt or shame; to represent as blamable; to calumniate; to vilify; to defame.  [1913 Webster]
    "The best stratagem that Satan hath . . . is by traducing the form and manner of them [prayers], to bring them into contempt."  [1913 Webster]
    "He had the baseness . . . to traduce me in libel."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To calumniate; vilify; defame; disparage; detract; depreciate; decry; slander.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

traduce, v.tr. speak ill of; misrepresent.

Derivative
traducement n. traducer n.
Etymology
L traducere disgrace (as TRANS-, ducere duct- lead)

ROGET THESAURUS

traduce

Detraction

VB detract, derogate, decry, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, run down, cry down, backcap, belittle, sneer at, criticize, pull to pieces, pick a hole in one's coat, asperse, cast aspersions, blow upon, bespatter, blacken, vilify, vilipend, avile, give a dog a bad name, brand, malign, muckrake, backbite, libel, lampoon, traduce, slander, defame, calumniate, bear false witness against, speak ill of behind one's back, fling dirt, anathematize, dip the pen in gall, view in a bad light, impugn (disparage the motives of), assail, attack, oppose, denounce, accuse.


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