Traduce Definition

trə-do͝os, -dyo͝os
traduced, traduces, traducing
traduced, traduces, traducing
To make false or malicious statements about (someone) in order to cause humiliation or disgrace.
American Heritage
To say untrue or malicious things about; defame; slander; vilify.
Webster's New World
To make a mockery of; betray.
Webster's New World
To fail to uphold; disregard or violate.
American Heritage

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


Origin of Traduce

  • Latin trādūcere to lead as a spectacle, dishonor trā-, trāns- trans- dūcere to lead deuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin trādÅ«cō (“lead as a spectacle, dishonor"), from trāns + dÅ«cō (“I lead").

    From Wiktionary

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