verb (used with object), tra·duced, tra·duc·ing.
- trafalgar, battle of,
- traffic calming
Origin of traduce
Examples from the Web for traduce
Traduce him, delegitimize him—and slow economic recovery in hopes that voters will cast a protest vote for the GOP.The Obama Scandals Are Desperate Measures by the GOP|Robert Shrum|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The m.o. is the same: the first and main thing is to traduce and offend liberal sensibility.
But I must mistake matters, if some of those men who traduce you, do not prefer the offers of Britain.Patrick Henry|Moses Coit Tyler
I will not have an honorable young man accused in that manner, neither will I allow you to traduce my household.A Little Girl in Old Washington|Amanda M. Douglas
It is well, however, when they who account it good sport to traduce the reputation of another invent a story that refutes itself.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
Blacken my name, traduce my motives,—let her believe them levity or perfidy, what you will.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
It may be that our modern preachers know but little of that which they traduce.Oxford|Andrew Lang
Word Origin for traduce
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.