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traduce

[ truh-doos, -dyoos ]

verb (used with object)

, tra·duced, tra·duc·ing.
  1. to speak maliciously and falsely of; slander; defame:

    to traduce someone's character.

    Synonyms: disparage, decry, vilify

    Antonyms: praise



traduce

/ trəˈdjuːs /

verb

  1. tr to speak badly of


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Derived Forms

  • traˈducer, noun
  • traˈducible, adjective
  • traˈducement, noun
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Other Words From

  • tra·ducement noun
  • tra·ducer noun
  • tra·ducing·ly adverb
  • untra·duced adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of traduce1

1525–35; < Latin trādūcere, variant of trānsdūcere to transfer, display, expose, equivalent to trāns- trans- + dūcere to lead
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Word History and Origins

Origin of traduce1

C16: from Latin trādūcere to lead over, transmit, disgrace, from trans- + dūcere to lead
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Example Sentences

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.

Believing that Fitton would traduce him, he sent an agent to England to enter a cross case.

Let anyone traduce Mrs. Gorman, and Dan was bristling all over like an indignant porcupine.

"I do not stand on ceremony with those who traduce my friends," retorted the Southerner sneeringly.

Blacken my name, traduce my motives,—let her believe them levity or perfidy, what you will.

And this is the law of God, whom you pretend to worship, while you denounce and traduce us for respecting it.

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