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Synonyms for moderate

Synonyms for (noun) moderate

Synonyms: centrist, moderate, moderationist, middle of the roader Definition: a person who takes a position in the political center

Similar words: adult, grownup Definition: a fully developed person from maturity onward

Synonyms for (verb) moderate

Synonyms: moderate Definition: make less fast or intense Usage: moderate your speed

Similar words: slow down, decelerate Definition: reduce the speed of Usage: He slowed down the car

Synonyms: chasten, moderate, temper Definition: restrain

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: lead, moderate, chair Definition: preside over Usage: John moderated the discussion

Similar words: discuss, talk over, hash out Definition: speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion Usage: We discussed our household budget

Synonyms: tame, tone down, moderate Definition: make less strong or intense; soften Usage: Tone down that aggressive letter; The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: soften, mince, moderate Definition: make less severe or harsh Usage: He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate Definition: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits Usage: moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger

Similar words: keep, keep back, restrain, hold back Definition: keep under control; keep in check Usage: suppress a smile; Keep your temper; keep your cool

Synonyms for (adjective) moderate

Synonyms: moderate, temperate Definition: not extreme Usage: a moderate penalty; temperate in his response to criticism

Similar words: mild Definition: moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme Usage: a mild winter storm; a mild fever; fortunately the pain was mild; a mild rebuke; mild criticism

Synonyms: moderate Definition: being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme Usage: 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

Similar words: average, intermediate, medium Definition: around the middle of a scale of evaluation Usage: an orange of average size; intermediate capacity; medium bombers

Similar words: cautious, conservative Definition: avoiding excess Usage: a conservative estimate

Similar words: fair, fairish, reasonable Definition: not excessive or extreme Usage: a fairish income; reasonable prices

Similar words: indifferent Definition: neither too great nor too little Usage: a couple of indifferent hills to climb

Similar words: limited Definition: not excessive

Similar words: middle-of-the-road Definition: not extreme, especially in political views

Similar words: minimalist Definition: advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)

Similar words: modest, small Definition: not large but sufficient in size or amount Usage: a modest salary; modest inflation; helped in my own small way

Synonyms: moderate, restrained Definition: marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes Usage: moderate in his demands; restrained in his response

Similar words: temperate Definition: not extreme in behavior Usage: temperate in his habits; a temperate response to an insult; temperate in his eating and drinking