Definitions for moderate

Definitions for (noun) moderate

Main entry: centrist, moderate, moderationist, middle of the roader

Definition: a person who takes a position in the political center

Definitions for (verb) moderate

Main entry: moderate

Definition: make less fast or intense

Usage: moderate your speed

Main entry: chasten, moderate, temper

Definition: restrain

Main entry: lead, moderate, chair

Definition: preside over

Usage: John moderated the discussion

Main entry: 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

Main entry: soften, mince, moderate

Definition: make less severe or harsh

Usage: He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

Main entry: 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

Definitions for (adj) moderate

Main entry: moderate, temperate

Definition: not extreme

Usage: a moderate penalty; temperate in his response to criticism

Main entry: 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

Main entry: moderate, restrained

Definition: marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

Usage: moderate in his demands; restrained in his response

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