Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.


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.
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.
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
1. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
2. To preside over: She was chosen to moderate the convention.
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


a. moderado-a, mesurado-a; [price] módico, [weather] templado;
___ temperaturetemperatura ___.
References in classic literature ?
Again, what reader doth not know that philosophy and religion in time moderated, and at last extinguished, this grief?
The event begin on Saturday at 10am with a session Art and Cultural Diplomacy moderated by Ayesha Fazl-ur-Rehman, Ahmed Faraz: The Poet as Witnessed to the Age, moderated by Mujahid Barelvi; Birds of Sialkot by Kamran Saleem, moderated by Noor ul Hassan; What Will You Give For This Beauty?
Day 1 will include "The Robert William Thomson Lecture," moderated by Michael Staude of TUV SUD Automotive, Germany.
General faith questions en franca is--is moderated by Father Antoine, who has a Master's degree in Pastoral Theology, and is webmaster for Millennium_III (http://mcsnet.
Moderated newsgroups provide a timely source of information on emerging tax issues.
Business fixed investment appeared to have moderated since earlier in the year, though expenditures for both producer durable equipment and nonresidential structures were still registering strong gains.
Followed by Power Failure: The Political Odyssey of a Pakistani Woman by Syeda Abida Hussain, moderated by Nasim Zehra.
Session 1 on Processing Issues will be moderated by Ben Banipal, EPA Region VI.
The information reviewed at this meeting suggested that the pace of economic expansion remained substantial, though it appeared to have moderated slightly in recent months.
Session 3B, moderated by Clarence Hermann of Michelin North America, will include the following presentations: "Human resources in today's technical environment," Fran Brennan, Cooper Tire & Rubber; "Telematics' role in total tire care management," Grant Renier, Cycloid; "A new era in tire monitoring," Robert V.

Full browser ?