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moderate

Overview of noun moderate


The noun moderate has 1 sense


1. centrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationist -- (a person who takes a position in the political center)


Overview of verb moderate

1. moderate, chair, lead -- (preside over; "John moderated the discussion")

2. moderate -- (make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed")

3. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger")

4. mince, soften, moderate -- (make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears")

5. tone down, moderate, tame -- (make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements")

6. chasten, moderate, temper -- (restrain)


Overview of adj moderate

1. moderate -- (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")

2. moderate, temperate -- (not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism")

3. moderate, restrained -- (marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response")



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