To transfer; to transmit; to hand down; as, to traduce mental qualities to one's descendants. (Obs.)
To translate from one language to another; as, to traduce and compose works. (Obs.)
To increase or distribute by propagation. (Obs.) "From these only the race of perfect animals were propagated and traduced over the earth."
To draw away; to seduce. (Obs.) "I can forget the weakness Of the traduced soldiers."
To represent; to exhibit; to display; to expose; to make an example of. (Obs.)
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."