traduce him, delegitimize him—and slow economic recovery in hopes that voters will cast a protest vote for the GOP.
The m.o. is the same: the first and main thing is to traduce and offend liberal sensibility.
Well—well we'll not traduce you by saying anything to your Praise never fear.
The very next day she will embrace, kiss, and traduce you, as if nothing had happened.
I often found it on my lips to say "Do not traduce me to her!"
For Grover Cleveland there were no longer enemies to traduce and vilify.
Who would imagine that such a glorious act of benevolence should ever be made a handle to traduce and vilify the author!
Master March may find it pleasant to traduce us, but sooner or later he'll repent.
But I must mistake matters, if some of those men who traduce you, do not prefer the offers of Britain.
Let me not, like most of those who forsake their native country, traduce it.
1530s, "to alter, change over, transport," from Latin traducere "change over, convert," originally "lead along or across, transfer," from trans- "across" (see trans-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Sense of "defame, slander" (1580s) is from Latin traducere in the sense of "to scorn or disgrace," probably from the notion of "to lead along as a spectacle." Related: Traduced; traducing.