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  Definition of moderate
  1. a person who takes a position in the political center
  2. make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed"
  3. restrain or temper
  4. preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
  5. make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
  6. make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
  7. 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"
  8. not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
  9. 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 sho
  10. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
Similar Words: centrist, middle of the roader, moderationist, chasten, temper, chair, lead, tone down, tame, mince, soften, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, temperate, restrained

 

See Also: mild, temperate

 

Hyponyms: restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb, damp, mortify, cricify, deny, abnegate, train, catch, bate, thermostat, countercheck, counteract

 

Attributes: moderation, moderateness

 

Member Meronyms: center

 

Derivational Morphology: moderation, moderateness, pique, temper, irritation, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness, moderator, lead, president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson, bridle, check, curb, command, control, mastery

 

Anagrams: moderato

 

 
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