Associations to the word «Moderate»


MODERATE, adjective. Not excessive; acting in moderation
MODERATE, adjective. Mediocre
MODERATE, adjective. Average priced; standard-deal
MODERATE, adjective. Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle.
MODERATE, adjective. (US) (politics) Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.
MODERATE, noun. One who holds an intermediate position between extremes, as in politics.
MODERATE, verb. (transitive) To reduce the excessiveness of (something)
MODERATE, verb. (intransitive) To become less excessive
MODERATE, verb. (transitive) To preside over (something) as a moderator
MODERATE, verb. (intransitive) To act as a moderator; to assist in bringing to compromise

Dictionary definition

MODERATE, noun. A person who takes a position in the political center.
MODERATE, verb. Preside over; "John moderated the discussion".
MODERATE, verb. Make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed".
MODERATE, verb. 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".
MODERATE, verb. Make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears".
MODERATE, verb. Make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements".
MODERATE, verb. Restrain.
MODERATE, adjective. 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".
MODERATE, adjective. Not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism".
MODERATE, adjective. Marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response".

Wise words

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
Victor Hugo