American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cause humiliation or disgrace to by making malicious and false statements. See Synonyms at malign.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pass along; transmit.
- To transfer; translate; arrange under another form.
- To hold up; exhibit; expose; represent.
- To misrepresent; hold up or expose to ridicule or calumny; defame; calumniate; vilify.
- To draw aside from duty; lead astray; sednce.
- Synonyms Defame, Calumniate, etc. See asperse.
- v. transitive To malign a person or entity by making malicious and false or defamatory statements.
- v. archaic, transitive To pass on (to one's children, future generations etc.); to transmit.
- v. archaic, transitive To pass into another form of expression; to rephrase, to translate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To transfer; to transmit; to hand down.
- v. obsolete To translate from one language to another.
- v. obsolete To increase or distribute by propagation.
- v. obsolete To draw away; to seduce.
- v. obsolete To represent; to exhibit; to display; to expose; to make an example of.
- v. To expose to contempt or shame; to represent as blamable; to calumniate; to vilify; to defame.
- v. speak unfavorably about
- From Latin trādūcō ("lead as a spectacle, dishonor"), from trāns + dūcō ("I lead"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin trādūcere, to lead as a spectacle, dishonor : trā-, trāns-, trans- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“You realize of course that from here on in the same flaccids you excoriate will now call you a liar as they lie about you, call you a coward as they hide behind their ridiculous pseudonyms, and traduce you as a neocon, a Zionist, a warmonger and an idiot?”
“It fuels the putrid political climate we live in and the non-stop attempts since presidential election night 2008 to traduce and destroy the Obama presidency.”
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“Esto, se traduce en puntos separados que traen significativos problemas en el transporte y distribución de los recursos y espacio urbanos.”
“There was a guy, William Henry, who wrote this book then called In Defense of Elitism, and thought it was kind of reactionary in some ways (some over-the-top language designed to provoke and traduce), I thought it was pretty bracing and mostly correct.”
“It was, for example, the stock phrase used by the Brown political briefing team to traduce David Miliband's Guardian article in early August.”
“The pope's visit to Britain has been the perfect excuse for many commentators to traduce secularism”
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“It didn't seem to me we have any obligation to allow people to come on to traduce the reputations of anyone they want," he said, "to abuse people they don't like.”
“Deane and his followers “have done everything in their power to traduce me,” Arthur Lee complained at the height of his campaign against Deane.”
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