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    moderate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word moderate

    (noun) a person who takes a position in the political center Definition
    (verb) preside over
    Synonyms : chair , lead
    Example Sentence
    • John moderated the discussion
    (verb) make less fast or intense
    Example Sentence
    • moderate your speed
    (verb) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    Synonyms : check , contain , control , curb , hold , hold in
    Example Sentence
    • moderate your alcohol intake
    • hold your tongue
    • hold your temper
    • control your anger
    (verb) make less severe or harsh
    Synonyms : mince , soften
    Example Sentence
    • He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears
    (verb) make less strong or intense; soften
    Synonyms : tame , tone down
    Example Sentence
    • Tone down that aggressive letter
    • The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements
    (verb) restrain
    Synonyms : chasten , temper
    (adj) being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (adj) not extreme
    Synonyms : temperate
    Example Sentence
    • a moderate penalty
    • temperate in his response to criticism
    (adj) marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
    Synonyms : restrained
    Example Sentence
    • moderate in his demands
    • restrained in his response
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