• (British) IPA: /tɹəˈdjuːs/, /tɹəˈdʒuːs/
  • (America) IPA: /tɹəˈdus/, /tɹəˈdjus/
  • (Canada) IPA: /tɹəˈdus/

traduce (traduces, present participle traducing; past and past participle traduced)

  1. (transitive) To malign a person or entity by making malicious and false or defamatory statements.
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act 1, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals)]:
      , scene 4
      This heavy-headed revel east and west
      Makes us traduced and tax'd of other nations:
  2. (archaic, transitive) To pass on (to one's children, future generations etc.); to transmit.
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, X:
      However therefore this complexion was first acquired, it is evidently maintained by generation, and by the tincture of the skin as a spermatical part traduced from father unto son [...].
  3. (archaic, transitive) To pass into another form of expression; to rephrase, to translate.
    • 1865, "The Last of the Tercentenary", Temple Bar, vol. XIII, Mar 1865:
      From Davenant down to Dumas, from the Englishman who improved Macbaeth to the Frenchman who traduced into the French of Paris four acts of Hamlet, and added a new fifth act of his own, Shakespeare has been disturbed in a way he little thought of when he menacingly provided for the repose of his bones.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: передава́ть
  • Spanish: legar

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