moderate


moderate
moderate [adj1] calm, temperate abstinent, balanced, bearable, careful, cautious, compromising, conservative, considerate, considered, controlled, cool, deliberate, disciplined, dispassionate, equable, even, gentle, impartial, inconsiderable, inexpensive, judicious, limited, low-key, measured, middle-of-the-road*, midway, mild, modest, monotonous, neutral, nonpartisan, not excessive, pacific, peaceable, pleasant, reasonable, reserved, restrained, sober, soft, steady, straight, tame, tolerable, tolerant, tranquil, untroubled; concepts 533,563 —Ant. excessive, extreme, immoderate, outrageous, uncontrolled, unlimited, unreasonable, unrestrained, violent, wild moderate [adj2] fair, average, so-so bland, fairish*, fair to middling*, inconsequential, inconsiderable, indifferent, intermediate, mean, mediocre, medium, middling*, ordinary, paltry, passable, piddling*, trifling, trivial, unexceptional; concepts 547,575 —Ant. considerable, extravagant, extreme, immoderate, liberal, significant moderate [v1] restrain, control abate, allay, alleviate, appease, assuage, calm, chasten, check, constrain, cool*, cool out*, curb, decline, decrease, die down, diminish, ease off, fall, lessen, let up, meet halfway, mitigate, modify, modulate, mollify, pacify, play down, qualify, quiet, reduce, regulate, relent, relieve, repress, slacken, slow, soften, soft-pedal, subdue, subside, tame, temper, tone down, wane; concepts 94,130,240 —Ant. egg on, free, incite, let go, liberate, unleash moderate [v2] mediate, arbitrate chair, judge, make peace*, negotiate, preside, referee, take the chair*, umpire; concepts 18,317 —Ant. turn over

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  • Moderate — Mod er*ate, a. [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See {Mode}.] Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moderate# — moderate adj 1 Moderate, temperate are often used interchangeably to denote not excessive in degree, amount, or intensity {a moderate allowance} {temperate heat} When contrasted moderate often connotes absence or avoidance of excess and is… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • moderate — Ⅰ. moderate UK US /ˈmɒdərət/ adjective ► not very small or large but between the two: moderate growth/inflation/increase »Moderate growth last year was enough to raise a profit. moderate gains/losses »Investors saw moderate gains on Wall Street… …   Financial and business terms

  • moderate — [mäd′ər it; ] for v. [, mäd′ərāt΄] adj. [ME moderat < L moderatus, pp. of moderare, to keep within bounds, restrain < modus: see MODE] 1. within reasonable limits; avoiding excesses or extremes; temperate or restrained 2. mild; calm;… …   English World dictionary

  • Moderate — Mod er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moderated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moderating}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moderate — Mod er*ate, v. i. 1. To become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated. [1913 Webster] 2. To preside as a moderator. [1913 Webster] Dr. Barlow [was] engaged . . . to moderate for him in the divinity disputation. Bp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moderate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) average in amount, intensity, or degree. 2) (of a political position) not radical or extreme. ► NOUN ▪ a person with moderate views. ► VERB 1) make or become less extreme or intense. 2) review (examination papers or results) to… …   English terms dictionary

  • Moderate — Mod er*ate, n. (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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moderate — I (preside over) verb act as chairman, act as moderator, act as president, administer, be at the head of, be in authority, chair, command, control, direct, discipline, govern, have charge of, head, hold in check, hold sway over, hold the chair,… …   Law dictionary

  • moderate — англ. [мо/дэрит] moderately [мо/дэритли] in moderation [ин модэрэ/йшн] умеренно, сдержанно …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов


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