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Today's Word "traduce"

To expose to contempt by misrepresentation on

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traduce \truh-DOOS; -DYOOS\ (transitive verb) - To expose to contempt or shame by means of false statements or misrepresentation; to represent as blamable; to vilify.

"In his idle moments, Henry would wonder whether those who traduce today's television had any conception just how much of it was actually worth watching even for those with college educations."

 

Traduce derives from Latin traducere, "to lead across, to lead along, to display, to expose to ridicule," from trans-, "across, over" + ducere, "to lead."

 

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