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Moderate

Mod´er`ate
a.1.Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained
A number of moderate members managed . . . to obtain a majority in a thin house.
- Swift.
2.Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle; as, a moderate winter.
n.1.(Eccl. Hist.) One of a party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, and part of the 19th, professing moderation in matters of church government, in discipline, and in doctrine.
v. t.1.To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence, intensity, or excess; to keep within bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind.
[imp. & p. p. Moderated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Moderating.]
To moderate stiff minds disposed to strive.
- Spenser.
2.To preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting or a discussion; as, to moderate a synod; to moderate a debate.
v. i.1.To become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated.
2.To preside as a moderator.
Dr. Barlow [was] engaged . . . to moderate for him in the divinity disputation.
- Bp. Barlow's Remains (1693).
Noun1.moderate - a person who takes a position in the political center
Verb1.moderate - preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
Synonyms: chair, lead
2.moderate - make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed"
3.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"
4.moderate - make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
Synonyms: mince, soften
5.moderate - make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
Synonyms: tame, tone down
6.moderate - restrain or temper
Synonyms: chasten, temper
Adj.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 - not within reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"
2.moderate - not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
Synonyms: temperate
3.moderate - marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
Synonyms: restrained
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