Traduce

Definition of Traduce

Tra`duce´
v. t.1.To transfer; to transmit; to hand down; as, to traduce mental qualities to one's descendants.
[imp. & p. p. Traduced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Traducing .]
2.To translate from one language to another; as, to traduce and compose works.
3.To increase or distribute by propagation.
From these only the race of perfect animals were propagated and traduced over the earth.
- Sir M. Hale.
4.To draw away; to seduce.
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.
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.
- Dryden.

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