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moderate meaning and definition

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Definition of moderate (noun)

  1. a person who takes a position in the political center


Definition of moderate (verb)

  1. preside over
    • "John moderated the discussion"
    • synonyms: chair, lead
  2. make less fast or intense
    • "moderate your speed"
  3. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  4. make less severe or harsh
    • "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
    • synonyms: mince, soften
  5. make less strong or intense; soften
    • "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
    • synonyms: tame, tone down
  6. restrain

MODERATE adjective

Definition of moderate (adjective)

  1. being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme
    • "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"
    • antonym: immoderate
  2. not extreme
    • "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
    • synonyms: temperate
  3. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
    • "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
    • synonyms: restrained
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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