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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Traduce  \Tra*duce"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Traduced};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Traducing}.]  [L.  traducere,  traductum  to  lead 
  across  lead  along  exhibit  as  a  spectacle,  disgrace, 
  transfer,  derive;  trans  across  over  +  ducere  to  lead:  cf  F. 
  traduire  to  transfer,  translate,  arraign,  fr  L.  traducere. 
  See  {Duke}.] 
  1.  To  transfer;  to  transmit;  to  hand  down  as  to  traduce 
  mental  qualities  to  one's  descendants.  [Obs.]  --Glanvill. 
  2.  To  translate  from  one  language  to  another;  as  to  traduce 
  and  compose  works  [Obs.]  --Golden  Boke. 
  3.  To  increase  or  distribute  by  propagation.  [Obs.] 
  From  these  only  the  race  of  perfect  animals  were 
  propagated  and  traduced  over  the  earth.  --Sir  M. 
  4.  To  draw  away  to  seduce.  [Obs.] 
  I  can  forget  the  weakness  Of  the  traduced  soldiers. 
  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  5.  To  represent;  to  exhibit;  to  display;  to  expose;  to  make 
  an  example  of  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
  6.  To  expose  to  contempt  or  shame;  to  represent  as  blamable; 
  to  calumniate;  to  vilify;  to  defame. 
  The  best  stratagem  that  Satan  hath  .  .  .  is  by 
  traducing  the  form  and  manner  of  them  [prayers],  to 
  bring  them  into  contempt.  --Hooker. 
  He  had  the  baseness  .  .  .  to  traduce  me  in  libel. 
  Syn:  To  calumniate;  vilify;  defame;  disparage;  detract; 
  depreciate;  decry;  slander. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  speak  unfavorably  about  "She  badmouthes  her  husband 
  everywhere"  [syn:  {badmouth},  {malign},  {drag  through  the 

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