HyperDic: moderate

English > 10 senses of the word moderate:
ADJECTIVEallmoderatebeing within reasonable or average limits
allmoderate, temperatenot extreme / extreme
allmoderate, restrainedmarked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes / extremes
VERBcommunicationmoderate, chair, leadpreside over
changemoderatemake less fast or intense
socialmoderate, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curblessen the intensity of
communicationmoderate, mince, softenmake less severe or harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh
communicationmoderate, tone down, tamemake less strong or intense
changemoderate, temper, season, mollifymake more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else
NOUNperson moderate, centrist, middle of the roader, moderationista person who takes a position in the political center
moderate > pronunciation
Soundsmaa'deraht; maa'derey.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > moderate: 10 senses > adjective 1
MeaningWithin reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme / extreme.
Examples
  • "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"
Attribute ofmoderation, moderatenessQuality of being moderate and avoiding extremes / extremes
Narroweraverage, intermediate, mediumAround the middle of a scale of evaluation
cautious, conservativeavoiding excess
fair, fairish, reasonablenot excessive or extreme / extreme
indifferentNeither too great nor too little
limitednot excessive
middle-of-the-roadnot extreme / extreme, especially in political views
minimalistadvocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)
modest, smallnot large but sufficient in size or amount
See alsomildmoderate in type or degree or effect or force
temperatenot extreme / extreme in behavior
OppositeimmoderateBeyond reasonable limits
Spanishmoderado
Catalanmoderat
Nounsmoderatenessquality of being moderate and avoiding extremes / extremes
moderatenessthe property of being moderate in price / price or expenditures
Adverbsmoderatelyto a moderately sufficient extent or degree
moderatelywith moderation
English > moderate: 10 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot extreme / extreme.
Example"a moderate penalty"
Synonymtemperate
Broadermildmoderate in type or degree or effect or force
Spanishmoderado
Catalanmoderat
Nounsmoderatenessquality of being moderate and avoiding extremes / extremes
English > moderate: 10 senses > adjective 3
Meaningmarked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes / extremes.
Example"moderate in his demands"
Synonymrestrained
Broadertemperatenot extreme / extreme in behavior
Spanishcomedido, moderado
Nounsmoderatenessquality of being moderate and avoiding extremes / extremes
English > moderate: 10 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who takes a position in the political center.
Synonymscentrist, middle of the roader, moderationist
Member ofcenterpolitically moderate persons
Broaderadult, grownupA fully developed person from maturity onward
Spanishcentrista, moderado
Catalancentrista, moderat
English > moderate: 10 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningpreside over.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue moderate
Example"John moderated the discussion"
Synonymschair, lead
Broaderhash out, discuss, talk overspeak with others about (something)
Spanishdirigir, moderar
Nounsmoderatorsomeone who presides over a forum or debate
English > moderate: 10 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake less fast or intense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"moderate your speed"
Broaderdecelerate, slow downReduce the speed of
Nounsmoderationquality of being moderate and avoiding extremes / extremes
English > moderate: 10 senses > verb 3, social
Meaninglessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"moderate your alcohol intake"
Synonymscontrol, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb
Narrowerbatemoderate or restrain
catchcheck oneself during an action
countercheck, counteractOppose or check by a counteraction
damprestrain or discourage
deny, abnegatedeny oneself (something)
mortify, subdue, crucifyhold within limits and control
suppress, stamp down, subdue, conquerTo put down by force or authority
thermostatControl the temperature with a thermostat
trainCause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it
Broaderrestrain, keep, keep back, hold backKeep under control
Spanishcomprobar, contener, controlar, limitar, moderar, ostentar, sustentar
Catalancontenir, controlar, limitar, moderar, ostentar, sustentar
Nounsmoderationquality of being moderate and avoiding extremes / extremes
English > moderate: 10 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningmake less severe or harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
Synonymsmince, soften
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Nounsmoderationthe action of lessening in severity or intensity
English > moderate: 10 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningmake less strong or intense; soften.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstone down, tame
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishmitigar, moderar
Catalanmoderar
Nounsmoderationquality of being moderate and avoiding extremes / extremes
English > moderate: 10 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningmake more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstemper, season, mollify
Broaderweakenlessen the strength of
Spanishatemperar, castigar, corregir, moderar, temperar, templar
Catalanassuaujar, moderar, temperar
Nounsmoderatorsomeone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violence

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