Moderate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmɑːdərət|  American pronunciation of the word moderate
Brit.  |ˈmɒdərət|  British pronunciation of the word moderate

noun

- a person who takes a position in the political center (syn: centrist)

verb

- preside over (syn: chair, lead)
John moderated the discussion
- make less fast or intense
moderate your speed
- lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits (syn: check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in)
moderate your alcohol intake
- make less severe or harsh (syn: mince, soften)
He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears
- make less strong or intense; soften (syn: tame, tone down)
- make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else (syn: mollify, season, temper)

adjective

- not extreme (syn: temperate)
a moderate penalty
- marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes (syn: restrained)
moderate in his demands

Extra examples

Her doctor recommended moderate exercise.

There were moderate levels of chemicals in the lake.

Most of these medicines relieve mild to moderate pain.

The group met with only moderate success.

The hotel offers comfortable rooms at moderate prices.

Both moderate Democrats and moderate Republicans can agree on this new law.

The protesters have been unwilling to moderate their demands.

She moderates at our office meetings.

She moderates our discussions so that we don't argue or talk at the same time.

Moderates from both political parties have agreed on an economic plan.

...to the community's detriment, moderates were often shouted down at town meetings by the local hotheads...

Fortunately the weather moderated.

Even moderate amounts of alcohol can be dangerous.

Moderate exercise, such as walking, is recommended.

Bake the pie for 30 minutes in a moderate oven.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: moderate
he/she/it: moderates
present participle: moderating
past tense: moderated
past participle: moderated
noun
singular: moderate
plural: moderates
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