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traduce

[ truh-doos, -dyoos ]
/ trəˈdus, -ˈdyus /
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verb (used with object), tra·duced, tra·duc·ing.
to speak maliciously and falsely of; slander; defame: to traduce someone's character.
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Origin of traduce

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

OTHER WORDS FROM traduce

tra·duce·ment, nountra·duc·er, nountra·duc·ing·ly, adverbun·tra·duced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for traduce

traduce
/ (trəˈdjuːs) /

verb
(tr) to speak badly of

Derived forms of traduce

traducement, nountraducer, nountraducible, adjective

Word Origin for traduce

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