from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause humiliation or disgrace to by making malicious and false statements. See Synonyms at malign.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To malign a person or entity by making malicious and false or defamatory statements.
- v. To pass on (to one's children, future generations etc.); to transmit.
- v. To pass into another form of expression; to rephrase, to translate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To transfer; to transmit; to hand down.
- transitive v. To translate from one language to another.
- transitive v. To increase or distribute by propagation.
- transitive v. To draw away; to seduce.
- transitive v. To represent; to exhibit; to display; to expose; to make an example of.
- transitive v. To expose to contempt or shame; to represent as blamable; to calumniate; to vilify; to defame.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pass along; transmit.
- To transfer; translate; arrange under another form.
- To hold up; exhibit; expose; represent.
- To misrepresent; hold up or expose to ridicule or calumny; defame; calumniate; vilify.
- To draw aside from duty; lead astray; sednce.
- Synonyms Defame, Calumniate, etc. See asperse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. speak unfavorably about
Latin trādūcere, to lead as a spectacle, dishonor : trā-, trāns-, trans- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin trādūcō ("lead as a spectacle, dishonor"), from trāns + dūcō ("I lead"). (Wiktionary)