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moderate

 
Adjective moderate has 3 senses
  1. 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"
    Antonyms:
    immoderate, a bit much, de trop, too much, abnormal, all-fired, any, exaggerated, overdone, overstated, excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonable, exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious, extraordinary, over-the-top, extreme, extremist, radical, ultra, far, stark
  2. moderate, temperate - not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
    Antonym: intense (indirect, via mild)
  3. moderate, restrained - marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
    Antonym: intemperate (indirect, via temperate)
Noun moderate has 1 sense
  1. centrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationist - a person who takes a position in the political center
    --1 is a kind of adult, grownup
    --1 is a member of center
Verb moderate has 6 senses
  1. moderate, chair, lead - preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
    --1 is one way to hash out, discuss, talk over
    Derived form: noun moderator3
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue moderate
  2. moderate - make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed"
    --2 is one way to
    decelerate, slow down
    Derived form: noun moderation1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. 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"
    --3 is one way to restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back
    Derived form: noun moderation1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. mince, soften, moderate - make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
    --4 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun moderation4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. 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"
    --5 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun moderation1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. chasten, moderate, temper - restrain or temper
    --6 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun moderator4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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