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〔 ˋmɑdәrIt,ˊmɑdrIt 〕


〔 ˊmɒdәrәt,-rit 〕

Overview of noun moderate

The noun moderate has 1 sense

Overview of verb moderate

The verb moderate has 6 senses

  • moderate, chair, lead -- (preside over; "John moderated the discussion")

  • moderate -- (make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed")

  • control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (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")

  • mince, soften, moderate -- (make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears")

  • tone down, moderate, tame -- (make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements")

  • chasten, moderate, temper -- (restrain)

Overview of adj moderate

The adj moderate has 3 senses

  • moderate -- (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")

  • moderate, temperate -- (not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism")

  • moderate, restrained -- (marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response")