traduce (v.) 1530s, "to alter, change over, transport," from L. traducere "change over, convert," originally "lead along or across, transfer," from trans- "across" (see TRANS- (Cf. trans-)) + ducere "to lead" (see DUKE (Cf. duke) (n.)). Sense of "defame, slander" (1580s) is from L. traducere in the sense of "to scorn or disgrace," probably from the notion of "to lead along as a spectacle." Related: Traduced; traducing.

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  • traduce — [trə do͞os′, trədyo͞os′] vt. traduced, traducing [L traducere, to lead along, exhibit as a spectacle, disgrace < tra(ns), across, over + ducere, to lead: see TRANS & DUCT] 1. to say untrue or malicious things about; defame; slander; vilify 2.… …   English World dictionary

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  • traduce — transitive verb (traduced; traducing) Etymology: Latin traducere to lead across, transfer, degrade, from tra , trans trans + ducere to lead more at tow Date: 1573 1. to expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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