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Examples of traduce in a Sentence
He was traduced in the press.
a law that traduces one of our most cherished rights: the right to privacy
Recent Examples of traduce from the Web
Partly, there’s the tonic shock of encountering again, in person, works that are traduced by reproduction, which muffles their keynotes of material, touch, and scale.
Some players’ records reflect abilities enhanced by acts of bad character — surreptitious resorts to disreputable chemistry that traduces sportsmanship.
This remoteness, as much as their frequent conflation with swamps, has served to traduce bogs in the popular imagination.
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Did You Know?
Traduce is one of a number of English synonyms that you can choose when you need a word that means "to injure by speaking ill of." Choose "traduce" when you want to stress the deep personal humiliation, disgrace, and distress felt by the victim. If someone doesn't actually lie, but makes statements that injure by specific and often subtle misrepresentations, "malign" may be the more precise choice. To make it clear that the speaker is malicious and the statements made are false, "calumniate" is a good option. But if you need to say that certain statements represent an attempt to destroy a reputation by open and direct abuse, "vilify" is the word you want.
Synonymsbreach, break, contravene, fracture, infringe, offend, violate, transgress
Antonymscomply (with), conform (to), follow, mind, obey, observe
Related Wordsdisobey, rebel; blow off, brush (off), disregard, flout, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, tune out, wink (at); dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn, shrug off; defy, resist, withstand
Near Antonymsdefer (to), serve, submit (to), surrender (to), yield (to); attend, hear, heed, listen (to), mark, note, notice, regard, watch
Synonym Discussion of traduce
- the most maligned monarch in British history
- so traduced the governor that he was driven from office
- both candidates aspersed the other's motives
- no criminal was more vilified in the press
- falsely calumniated as a traitor
- sued them for defaming her reputation
- town gossips slandered their good name
TRADUCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of traduce for English Language Learners
: to tell lies about (someone)
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