Definition of Traduce

1. Verb. Speak unfavorably about. "She badmouths her husband everywhere"




Definition of Traduce

1. v. t. To transfer; to transmit; to hand down; as, to traduce mental qualities to one's descendants.

Definition of Traduce

1. Verb. (transitive) To malign a person or entity by making malicious and false or defamatory statements. ¹

2. Verb. (archaic transitive) To pass on (to one's children, future generations etc.); to transmit. ¹

3. Verb. (archaic transitive) To pass into another form of expression; to rephrase, to translate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Traduce

1. to defame [v -DUCED, -DUCING, -DUCES] - See also: defame

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Traduce

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traduce (current term)
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Literary usage of Traduce

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Hyperbolus by suffering did traduce The ostracism, and ibam'd it out of use. i.;.- .•-..-.•..••• Despoil'd Of all our good, sban'd. naked, miserable. ..."

2. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1807)
"... believed that he had a mind to traduce the " King, would never believe that he would have ... traduce ..."

3. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, Alexander James William Morrison (1851)
"... such forms of expression, might thus express himself, without having in his mind any particular allusion to the views of Pelagius. t De traduce peccati. ..."

4. The Correspondence of Jonathan Worth by Jonathan Worth (1909)
"a fixed purpose to get what he could out of us in this County and then to traduce us. [PS] — I learn that Mr. Burney and the ladies of his family enjoy ..."

5. Report of the Trial of James H. Peck: Judge of the United States District by James Hawkins Peck, Arthur Joseph Stansbury, United States Congress. Senate (1833)
"... to revile, insult, and traduce the tribunal which has been appointed by the people to decide his controversy, all the respect and authority of those ..."

6. Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Paul Jones: Now First Compiled from His Originals by John Paul Jones (1830)
"... a circumstance occurred which afterwards, in times of violent prejudice and party-feeling, was eagerly laid hold of to traduce and blacken his character ..."

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