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moderate

adjective (a)

  • being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme (adj.all)
    Antonym: immoderate
    Example:
    Moderate prices.
    A moderate income.
    A moderate fine.
    Moderate demands.
    A moderate estimate.
    A moderate eater.
    Moderate success.
    A kitchen of moderate size.
    The X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart.
    source: wordnet30
  • Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a person who takes a position in the political center (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • One of a party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, and part of the 19th, professing moderation in matters of church government, in discipline, and in doctrine. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • not extreme (adj.all)
    Synonym: temperate
    Example:
    A moderate penalty.
    source: wordnet30
  • marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes (adj.all)
    Synonym: restrained
    Example:
    Moderate in his demands.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • preside over (verb.communication)
    Synonym: chair, lead
    Example:
    John moderated the discussion.
    source: wordnet30
  • make less fast or intense (verb.change)
    Example:
    Moderate your speed.
    source: wordnet30
  • lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits (verb.social)
    Example:
    Moderate your alcohol intake.
    source: wordnet30
  • make less severe or harsh (verb.communication)
    Synonym: mince, mitigate, soften
    Example:
    He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears.
    source: wordnet30
  • make less strong or intense; soften (verb.communication)
    Synonym: tame, tone down
    source: wordnet30
  • restrain (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence, intensity, or excess; to keep within bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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