Monday, February 04, 2002
traduce transitive verb [truh-DOOS; -DYOOS] To expose to contempt or shame by means of false statements or misrepresentation; to represent as blamable; to vilify.
Definitions for traduce
- To expose to contempt or shame by means of false statements or misrepresentation; to represent as blamable; to vilify.
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Citations for traduce
Sir Edward rang twice to stress that he had no business relationship with the family other than his consultancy, but also to vouch for the fact that they were "splendid people" who should not be traduced.
I sometimes wonder whether those who traduce today's television have any conception just how much is on offer to the growing number of us with multi-channel television.
Origin of traduce
Traduce derives from Latin traducere, "to lead across, to lead along, to display, to expose to ridicule," from trans-, "across, over" + ducere, "to lead."