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    temperate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word temperate

    Definition
    (adj) (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate
    Example Sentence
    • a temperate region
    • the temperate zones
    • temperate plants
    Definition
    (adj) not extreme in behavior
    Example Sentence
    • temperate in his habits
    • a temperate response to an insult
    • temperate in his eating and drinking
    Definition
    (adj) not extreme
    Synonyms : moderate
    Example Sentence
    • a moderate penalty
    • temperate in his response to criticism
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for temperate

Temper+ate= which means he dosen't have a temper , that is he is self-controlled and is not extreme in behavior.

The temperate zone bw the hot tropics and cold polar has moderate climate.

Think of the word TEMPERATURE. If temperatue is mild at some place, that place might be called a temperate zone

Temperate and Tolerant are rhyming words and they both mean, someone or something that is moderate or self-restrained.

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temperate=temper+ate...if one ate their own temper..so he has no temper to exhibit..so he is not extreme in behaviour..@maha

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