moderate

moderate

moderate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word moderate

Definition
(noun) a person who takes a position in the political center
Definition
(verb) preside over
Synonyms : chair , lead
Example Sentence
  • John moderated the discussion

Definition
(verb) make less fast or intense
Example Sentence
  • moderate your speed

Definition
(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

Definition
(verb) make less severe or harsh
Synonyms : mince , soften
Example Sentence
  • He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

Definition
(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

Definition
(verb) restrain
Synonyms : chasten , temper

Definition
(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

Definition
(adj) not extreme
Synonyms : temperate
Example Sentence
  • a moderate penalty
  • temperate in his response to criticism

Definition
(adj) marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
Synonyms : restrained
Example Sentence
  • moderate in his demands
  • restrained in his response

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