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mod·er·ate

 (mŏd′ər-ĭt)
adj.
1. Being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme: a moderate price.
2. Not violent or subject to extremes; mild or calm; temperate: a moderate climate.
3.
a. Of medium or average quantity or extent.
b. Of limited or average quality; mediocre.
4. Opposed to radical or extreme views or measures, especially in politics or religion.
n.
One who holds or champions moderate views or opinions, especially in politics or religion.
v. (mŏd′ə-rāt′) mod·er·at·ed, mod·er·at·ing, mod·er·ates
v.tr.
1. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
2. To preside over: She was chosen to moderate the convention.
v.intr.
1. To become less extreme, intense, or violent; abate.
2. To act as a moderator.

[Middle English moderat, from Latin moderātus, past participle of moderārī, to moderate; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

mod′er·ate·ly adv.
mod′er·ate·ness n.
mod′er·a′tion n.
Synonyms: moderate, qualify, temper
These verbs mean to make less extreme or intense: moderated the severity of his rebuke by remaining calm; qualified her criticism by noting some strong points; tempered my harsh comments before writing the report.
Antonym: intensify

moderate

adj
1. not extreme or excessive; within due or reasonable limits: moderate demands.
2. not violent; mild or temperate
3. of average quality or extent: moderate success.
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who holds moderate views, esp in politics
vb
4. to become or cause to become less extreme or violent
5. (when: intr, often foll by over) to preside over a meeting, discussion, etc
6. (Education) Brit and NZ to act as an external moderator of the overall standards and marks for (some types of educational assessment)
7. (General Physics) physics to slow down (neutrons), esp by using a moderator
8. (Computer Science) (tr) to monitor (the conversations in an online chatroom or posts on a message board) for bad language, inappropriate content, etc
[C14: from Latin moderātus observing moderation, from moderārī to restrain]
ˈmoderately adv
ˈmoderateness n
ˈmoderatism n

mod•er•ate

(adj., n. ˈmɒd ər ɪt, ˈmɒd rɪt; v. -əˌreɪt)

adj., n., v. -at•ed, -at•ing. adj.
1. kept or keeping within reasonable limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense: a moderate price.
2. of medium quantity, extent, or amount: a moderate income.
3. mediocre or fair: moderate talent.
4. calm or mild, as of the weather.
5. of or pertaining to moderates, as in politics or religion.
n.
6. a person who is moderate in opinion or opposed to extreme views and actions, as in politics.
v.t.
7. to reduce the excessiveness of; make less violent, severe, intense, or rigorous: to moderate one's criticism.
8. to preside over or at (a public forum, meeting, discussion, etc.).
v.i.
9. to become less violent, severe, intense, or rigorous.
10. to act as moderator; preside.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin moderātus, past participle of moderārī to restrain, control, v. derivative from base of modestus; see modest, -ate1]
mod′er•ate•ly, adv.
mod′er•ate•ness, n.
syn: moderate, temperate, reasonable imply the avoidance of excess, as in action, thought, or feeling. moderate describes something that is within reasonable limits: a moderate amount of exercise. temperate stresses caution, control, or self-restraint, esp. with reference to the appetites or emotions: a temperate discussion. reasonable suggests a limit imposed by reason or good sense: a reasonable request.

moderate

- Etymologically, it means "keep within due measure," and is derived from Latin moderari or moderare, "control, reduce."
See also related terms for reduce.

moderate


Past participle: moderated
Gerund: moderating

Imperative
moderate
moderate
Present
I moderate
you moderate
he/she/it moderates
we moderate
you moderate
they moderate
Preterite
I moderated
you moderated
he/she/it moderated
we moderated
you moderated
they moderated
Present Continuous
I am moderating
you are moderating
he/she/it is moderating
we are moderating
you are moderating
they are moderating
Present Perfect
I have moderated
you have moderated
he/she/it has moderated
we have moderated
you have moderated
they have moderated
Past Continuous
I was moderating
you were moderating
he/she/it was moderating
we were moderating
you were moderating
they were moderating
Past Perfect
I had moderated
you had moderated
he/she/it had moderated
we had moderated
you had moderated
they had moderated
Future
I will moderate
you will moderate
he/she/it will moderate
we will moderate
you will moderate
they will moderate
Future Perfect
I will have moderated
you will have moderated
he/she/it will have moderated
we will have moderated
you will have moderated
they will have moderated
Future Continuous
I will be moderating
you will be moderating
he/she/it will be moderating
we will be moderating
you will be moderating
they will be moderating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been moderating
you have been moderating
he/she/it has been moderating
we have been moderating
you have been moderating
they have been moderating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been moderating
you will have been moderating
he/she/it will have been moderating
we will have been moderating
you will have been moderating
they will have been moderating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been moderating
you had been moderating
he/she/it had been moderating
we had been moderating
you had been moderating
they had been moderating
Conditional
I would moderate
you would moderate
he/she/it would moderate
we would moderate
you would moderate
they would moderate
Past Conditional
I would have moderated
you would have moderated
he/she/it would have moderated
we would have moderated
you would have moderated
they would have moderated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moderate - a person who takes a position in the political centermoderate - a person who takes a position in the political center
center - politically moderate persons; centrists
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
Verb1.moderate - preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
hash out, talk over, discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
2.moderate - make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed"
decelerate, slow down - reduce the speed of; "He slowed down the car"
3.moderate - lessen the intensity ofmoderate - 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"
confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, restrict, bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
conquer, inhibit, stamp down, suppress, subdue, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
damp - restrain or discourage; "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
mortify, subdue, crucify - hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
abnegate, deny - deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits"
keep back, restrain, hold back, keep - keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
restrict - place under restrictions; limit access to; "This substance is controlled"
train - cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine"
catch - check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"
bate - moderate or restrain; lessen the force of; "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"
thermostat - control the temperature with a thermostat
countercheck, counteract - oppose or check by a counteraction
4.moderate - make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
5.moderate - make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
6.moderate - restrain
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Adj.1.moderate - being within reasonable or average limitsmoderate - 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"
mild - moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism"
temperate - not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"
2.moderate - not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
mild - moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism"
3.moderate - marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
temperate - not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking"

moderate

adjective
2. reasonable, average, acceptable, within reason, within limits, non-excessive A moderate amount of stress can be beneficial.
reasonable unusual, extreme, excessive, inordinate, immoderate
3. average, middling, medium, fair, ordinary, indifferent, mediocre, so-so (informal), passable, unexceptional, fairish, half-pie (N.Z. informal), fair to middling (informal) The drug offered only moderate improvements.
verb
1. soften, control, calm, temper, regulate, quiet, diminish, decrease, curb, restrain, tame, subdue, play down, lessen, repress, mitigate, tone down, pacify, modulate, soft-pedal (informal) They are hoping that he will be persuaded to moderate his views.
2. lessen, relax, ease, wane, abate The crisis has moderated somewhat.
lessen increase, intensify, heighten
3. arbitrate, judge, chair, referee, preside, mediate, take the chair trying to moderate a quarrel between the two states

moderate

adjective
1. Not excessive or extreme in amount, degree, or force:
2. Kept within sensible limits:
3. Suited to or within the means of ordinary people:
4. Not steep or abrupt:
5. Requiring little effort or exertion:
6. Free from extremes in temperature:
7. Of small intensity:
8. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:
Informal: OK, tidy.
verb
1. To make or become less severe or extreme:
2. To become or cause to become less active or intense:
abate, bate, die (away, down, off, or out), ease (off or up), ebb, fall, fall off, lapse, let up, remit, slacken, slack off, subside, wane.
Translations
شَخْص مُعْتَدِلمُتَوَسِّطمُعْتَدِلمُعْتَدِلٌيُخَفِّف، يُعَدِّل
mírnitmírnýprostředníprůměrnýstřídmý
moderatmodererejævnmildne
maltillinensovitellatasaantuatasoittaatasoittua
umjeren
mérsékelmérsékelt irányzatmérséklődik
draga úrhófleguröfgalaus maîursæmilegur, òokkalegur
適度の
온건한
nuosaikumasnuosaikusnuosaikusispakenčiamassaikingumas
apvaldītmērenaismērenspieņemamspierimt
človek umiernených názorovumiernený
blagmajhenmoderiratiublažitivoditi
blygsam
มีความคิดไม่รุนแรง
aşırıya kaçmayanhafifle mekılımlıılımlı kimseölçülü
vừa phải

moderate

A. [ˈmɒdərɪt] ADJ
1. (= not excessive) [amount, speed, wind, heat, success] → moderado; [price] → módico; [ability] → regular, mediano; [improvement, achievement] → regular
bake the fish in a moderate ovenhacer el pescado al horno a una temperatura moderada
she is a moderate drinkerbebe con moderación
2. (Pol) (= not extreme) [leader, views, policies] → moderado
B. [ˈmɒdərɪt] N (Pol) → moderado/a m/f
C. [ˈmɒdəreɪt] VT
1. (= adjust) [+ speed, behaviour, language, temperature] → moderar; [+ anger] → aplacar
2. (= reduce) [+ one's demands] → moderar
3. (= act as moderator for) [+ discussion, debate] → moderar
D. [ˈmɒdəreɪt] VI
1. [weather] → moderarse; [anger] → aplacarse; [wind, storm] → amainar, calmarse
2. (= arbitrate) → moderar, hacer de moderador

moderate

[ˈmɒdərət]
adj
[opinion, policy] → modéré(e)
His views are quite moderate → Ses opinions sont assez modérées.
(COOKERY) over moderate heat → à feu modéré
Stir over moderate heat until the butter is melted → Remuer à feu modéré jusqu'à ce que le beurre soit fondu.
[number, quantity] → modéré(e)
in moderate quantities → en quantité modérée
a moderate amount of → une quantité modérée de
(= reasonable) a moderate price → un prix modéré
n (POLITICS)modéré(e) m/f
[ˈmɒdəreɪt] vb
vtmodérer
[+ demands] → modérer
It is hoped they will now moderate their demands → On espère qu'ils vont maintenant modérer leurs exigences.
[+ tone, views] → modérer
vi
[wind, bad weather] → s'apaiser
[strong feeling] → s'apaiser

moderate

adjgemäßigt (also Pol); appetite, enjoyment, lifestyle, speed, increasemäßig; gain, improvementleicht; demands, pricevernünftig, angemessen; drinker, eatermaßvoll; income, success(mittel)mäßig, bescheiden; punishment, wintermild; a moderate amounteinigermaßen viel; moderate-sized, of moderate sizemittelgroß; over a moderate heatbei mittlerer Hitze; in a moderate ovenim Backofen bei mittlerer Hitze; moderate drinkingAlkoholgenuss min Maßen
n (Pol) → Gemäßigte(r) mf
vt
(= attenuate) demands, position, behaviourmäßigen; the climate is moderated by the Gulf Streamdas Klima wird durch den Golfstrom gemäßigter; to have a moderating influence on somebodymäßigend auf jdn wirken
meeting, discussionden Vorsitz führen bei; (TV, Rad) → moderieren
vi
nachlassen, sich mäßigen; (wind etc)nachlassen, sich abschwächen; (demands)gemäßigter werden
(in meeting, discussion) → den Vorsitz führen; (TV, Rad) → moderieren

moderate

[adj ˈmɒdrɪt; vb ˈmɒdəˌreɪt]
1. adj (gen) → moderato/a; (climate) → temperato/a; (size, income) → medio/a; (demands, price) → modico/a, ragionevole; (language, terms) → misurato/a; (quality, ability) → mediocre, modesto/a
2. n (Pol) → moderato/a
3. vtmoderare
4. vi (pain, wind, anger) → calmarsi, attenuarsi, placarsi

moderate

(ˈmodəreit) verb
to make or become less extreme. He was forced to moderate his demands; Gradually the pain moderated.
(-rət) adjective
1. keeping within reasonable limits; not extreme. The prices were moderate; moderate opinions.
2. medium or average; not particularly good. workmanship of moderate quality.
noun
a person whose views are not extreme. Politically, she's a moderate.
ˈmoderately adverb
ˈmoderateness (-rət-) noun
ˌmodeˈration noun
1. the quality of being moderate. Alcohol isn't harmful if it's taken in moderation.
2. (an) act of moderating. There has been some moderation in the force of the gale.

moderate

مُعْتَدِلٌ střídmý moderat mäßig μετριοπαθής moderado maltillinen modéré umjeren moderato 適度の 온건한 gematigd moderat umiarkowany moderado умеренный blygsam มีความคิดไม่รุนแรง ılımlı vừa phải 适度的

moderate

adj moderado
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