Definition of traduce verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

traduce

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//trəˈdjuːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trəˈduːs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they traduce
BrE BrE//trəˈdjuːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trəˈduːs//
 
he / she / it traduces
BrE BrE//trəˈdjuːsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trəˈduːsɪz//
 
past simple traduced
BrE BrE//trəˈdjuːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trəˈduːst//
 
past participle traduced
BrE BrE//trəˈdjuːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trəˈduːst//
 
-ing form traducing
BrE BrE//trəˈdjuːsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trəˈduːsɪŋ//
 
Dishonest
 
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traduce somebody (formal) to say things about somebody that are unpleasant or not true synonym slander See related entries: Dishonest Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘transport, transmit’): from Latin traducere ‘lead in front of others, expose to ridicule’, from trans- ‘over, across’ + ducere ‘to lead’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: traduce