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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tra·duce v. t. [imp. & p. p. Traduced p. pr. & vb. n. Traducing ]
 1. To transfer; to transmit; to hand down; as, to traduce mental qualities to one's descendants. [Obs.]
 2. To translate from one language to another; as, to traduce and compose works. [Obs.]
 3. To increase or distribute by propagation. [Obs.]
    From these only the race of perfect animals were propagated and traduced over the earth.   --Sir M. Hale.
 4. To draw away; to seduce. [Obs.]
 I can forget the weakness
 Of the traduced soldiers.   --Beau. & Fl.
 5. To represent; to exhibit; to display; to expose; to make an example of. [Obs.]
 6. 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.   --Hooker.
    He had the baseness . . . to traduce me in libel.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To calumniate; vilify; defame; disparage; detract; depreciate; decry; slander.