traduce

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v traduce speak unfavorably about "She badmouths her husband everywhere"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Traduce To draw away; to seduce. "I can forget the weakness
      Of the traduced soldiers."
    • Traduce 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.""He had the baseness . . . to traduce me in libel."
    • Traduce To increase or distribute by propagation. "From these only the race of perfect animals were propagated and traduced over the earth."
    • Traduce To represent; to exhibit; to display; to expose; to make an example of.
    • Traduce To transfer; to transmit; to hand down; as, to traduce mental qualities to one's descendants.
    • Traduce To translate from one language to another; as, to traduce and compose works.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • traduce To pass along; transmit.
    • traduce To transfer; translate; arrange under another form.
    • traduce To hold up; exhibit; expose; represent.
    • traduce To misrepresent; hold up or expose to ridicule or calumny; defame; calumniate; vilify.
    • traduce To draw aside from duty; lead astray; sednce.
    • traduce Synonyms Defame, Calumniate, etc. See asperse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Traduce tra-dūs′ to calumniate: to defame
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. traducĕre, to lead along—trans, across, ducĕre, to lead.

Usage

In literature:

Three hearty cheers were given for Madame and three lusty groans for her cowardly traducer.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
Strange traducers, who see good faith in nothing, however sacred.
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
Thou hast heaped coals of fire on thy traducers' heads.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
We may be traduced by tongues which neither know our faculties nor our person.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
Without money, without patrons, he found himself in the midst of those whom he had traduced, and dependent on them for a livelihood.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844" by Various
I have traducers, and they lie!
"Saronia" by Richard Short
Gossip is capable of a more genial purpose than traducing people.
"Conversation" by Mary Greer Conklin
He also was traduced both at home and abroad by one Alexander Gordon, who sometimes joined with that suffering party.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
But their traducers died also.
"The Speaker, No. 5: Volume II, Issue 1" by Various
And I am thinking you are traducing your clergy, you vagabond.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
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In poetry:

His principles are very light,
If he is not contented
To be traduced for doing right,
When once he has assented.
"No Enemies" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Exult, ye brutes, traduced and scorn'd,
Though true to nature's plan;
Exult, ye bristled, and ye horn'd,
When infants govern man.
"The Drunken Father" by Robert Bloomfield
THE author of some political letters,
Who took a feigned name,
And under this mask traduces his betters,
Without remorse or shame.
"Enigma XXXIV." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Does this incline me to traduce,
To envy, slander, and abuse?
Make mountains, when they mole-hills be?
"Tell me, is not this jealousy?"
"On Jealousy" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
A friend whose ear is ever closed
Against traducers' poison breath;
And, though in me be not disclosed
An equal love, yet loves till death--
"Friendship" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Sons of England, Saxon England, now let vile traducers quail;
Ye have never shrunk in danger, and in duty will not fail.
And altho' in shadows frowning, lightsome day hath sadly set,
There's a Sun behind the glooming, that will shine upon us yet.
"An Appeal on the Potatoe Famine" by Samuel Bamford

In science:

If everything goes well, write the traducers. 9.
Applying SMT Solvers to the Test Template Framework
In this way, being given ϕ ∈ H , the problem of testing if Xr (ϕ) is empty or not is traduced in a problem of linear algebra since it corresponds to test if a matrix is surjective or not (which is basically done by rank computations).
Determinantal resultant
The initial conditions traduce the fact that the curve r = 0 is a unit-speed geodesic.
The WKB method and geometric instability for non linear Schrodinger equations on surfaces
When ǫ goes to 0, the roots of the system go to the boundary of X and they deduce an asymptotic distribution of the zero-cycle C · L which traduces the polytopal information.
Algebraic osculation and factorization of sparse polynomials
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