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