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'moderate' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'moderate'
1. 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
2. not extreme
a moderate penalty
3. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
moderate in his demands

'moderate' - used as a noun
4. a person who takes a position in the political center

'moderate' - used as a verb
5. preside over
John moderated the discussion
6. make less fast or intense
moderate your speed
7. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
moderate your alcohol intake
8. make less severe or harsh
He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears
9. make less strong or intense; soften
10. restrain or temper

derived forms
1. Moderate / Plural
moderates
2. Moderate / Past
moderated
3. Moderate / Third Person
moderates
4. Moderate / Present Participle
moderating
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Antonym
  • immoderate
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