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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

moderation

(ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. the state or an instance of being moderate; mildness; balance
2. the act of moderating
3. in moderation within moderate or reasonable limits

mod•er•a•tion

(ˌmɒd əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the quality of being moderate; restraint; temperance.
2. the act of moderating.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moderation - quality of being moderate and avoiding extremesmoderation - quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
degree, level, grade - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
golden mean - the middle between extremes
reasonableness - moderation in expectations; "without greater reasonableness by both parties we will never settle this matter!"
immoderateness, immoderation - the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation
2.moderation - a change for the better
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
disembarrassment - something that extricates you from embarrassment
breath of fresh air - a welcome relief; "the new management was like a breath of fresh air"
3.moderation - the trait of avoiding excessesmoderation - the trait of avoiding excesses  
natural virtue - (scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature
restraint, control - discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
dryness, sobriety - moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
abstemiousness - moderation in eating and drinking
4.moderation - the action of lessening in severity or intensity; "the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
abatement - the act of abating; "laws enforcing noise abatement"

moderation

in moderation moderately, within reason, within limits, within bounds, in moderate quantities Many of us are able to drink in moderation.
Quotations
"Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative" [Henry Kissinger]
Proverbs
"Moderation in all things"

moderation

noun
Avoidance of extremes of opinion, feeling, or personal conduct:
Translations
إعْتِدالاعْتِدَالٌتَعْديل
mírnoststřídmostumírněnostzmírňování
mådeholdmed mådeafdæmpning
maltillisuus
umjerenost
mérséklés
hóf, hófsemistilling, minnkun
適度
온건
zmierňovanie
återhållsamhet
ความพอประมาณ
aşırılığa kaçmadanaşırıya kaçmamahafiflemeılımlılık
sự điều độ

moderation

[ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃən] Nmoderación f
in moderationcon moderación

moderation

[ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃən] nmodération f
to show moderation → se montrer modéré
to drink in moderation → boire avec modération
everything in moderation → user de tout avec modération

moderation

nMäßigung f; in moderationmit Maß(en)

moderation

[ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃn] nmoderazione f, misura
in moderation (eat, drink) → in quantità moderata, con moderazione

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.

moderation

اعْتِدَالٌ střídmost mådehold Mäßigkeit μετριοπάθεια moderación maltillisuus modération umjerenost moderazione 適度 온건 gematigdheid måtehold umiarkowanie moderação умеренность återhållsamhet ความพอประมาณ ılımlılık sự điều độ 适度

moderation

n. moderación, sobriedad.

moderation

n moderación f
References in classic literature ?
Notwithstanding the increasing warmth of the amicable contest, the most decorous Christian assembly, not even excepting those in which its reverend ministers are collected, might have learned a wholesome lesson of moderation from the forbearance and courtesy of the disputants.
Cook, go and talk to 'em; tell 'em they are welcome to help themselves civilly, and in moderation, but they must keep quiet.
But observe the moderation of the King; he did not insist upon his encore.
She unlocked the door and went into the dining-room to find her lunch laid on the table and a note from aunt Jane saying that they had gone to Moderation with Mrs.
Elton being the adoration of all the teachers and great girls in the school; and it must be at Hartfield only that she could have any chance of hearing him spoken of with cooling moderation or repellent truth.
She was sensible and clever; but eager in everything: her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation.
Fairfax a thankfulness for her kindness, and a pleasure in her society proportionate to the tranquil regard she had for me, and the moderation of her mind and character.
This, and the resumption of my ring, as well as of the bear's grease in moderation, are the last marks I can discern, now, in my progress to seventeen.
There Joe cut himself short, and informed me that I was to be talked to in great moderation, and that I was to take a little nourishment at stated frequent times, whether I felt inclined for it or not, and that I was to submit myself to all his orders.
Which that thou mayst beleeve, and be confirmd, Ere thou from hence depart, know I am sent To shew thee what shall come in future dayes To thee and to thy Ofspring; good with bad Expect to hear, supernal Grace contending With sinfulness of Men; thereby to learn True patience, and to temper joy with fear And pious sorrow, equally enur'd By moderation either state to beare, Prosperous or adverse: so shalt thou lead Safest thy life, and best prepar'd endure Thy mortal passage when it comes.
De Bracy was the first to break silence by an uncontrollable fit of laughter, wherein he was joined, though with more moderation, by the Templar.
For he argued thus: "that the two half brains being left to debate the matter between themselves within the space of one skull, would soon come to a good understanding, and produce that moderation, as well as regularity of thinking, so much to be wished for in the heads of those, who imagine they come into the world only to watch and govern its motion: and as to the difference of brains, in quantity or quality, among those who are directors in faction, the doctor assured us, from his own knowledge, that "it was a perfect trifle.