tra·duce (trə-ds, -dys)
tr.v. tra·duced, tra·duc·ing, tra·duc·es
1. To make false or malicious statements about (someone) in order to cause humiliation or disgrace. See Synonyms at malign.
2. To fail to uphold; disregard or violate: "The appearance of things is ... that we have traduced our policy and violated our principles" (Patrick J. Buchanan).
[Latin trādūcere, to lead as a spectacle, dishonor : trā-, trāns-, trans- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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