moderate

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 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;… …

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  • 5 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

  • 6 moderate — [adj1] calm, temperate abstinent, balanced, bearable, careful, cautious, compromising, conservative, considerate, considered, controlled, cool, deliberate, disciplined, dispassionate, equable, even, gentle, impartial, inconsiderable, inexpensive …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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] …

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  • 10 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

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

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 12 moderate — ♦♦♦ moderates, moderating, moderated (The adjective and noun are pronounced [[t]mɒ̱dərət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]mɒ̱dəreɪt[/t]].) 1) ADJ GRADED Moderate political opinions or policies are not extreme. He was an easygoing man of very… …

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  • 13 moderate — mod|e|rate1 [ˈmɔdərıt US ˈma: ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: moderatus, past participle of moderare to moderate ] 1.) not very large or very small, very hot or very cold, very fast or very slow etc ▪ Even moderate amounts of alcohol can …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 moderate — moderately, adv. moderateness, n. adj., n. /mod euhr it, mod rit/; v. /mod euh rayt /, adj., n., v., moderated, moderating. adj. 1. kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense: a moderate price. 2. of… …

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  • 15 moderate — 01. He is a man of [moderate] opinions. 02. Most things we eat are okay for our health if we eat them in [moderation]. 03. We enjoy the [moderate] climate here. 04. You need to [moderate] the amount of salt that you eat because it could lead to… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 moderate — mod|er|ate1 [ mad(ə)rət ] adjective ** 1. ) neither very great nor very small in amount, size, strength, or degree: Cook the spinach over a moderate heat. A moderate earthquake shook the San Francisco bay area this afternoon. We need more housing …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 moderate — I UK [ˈmɒd(ə)rət] / US [ˈmɑd(ə)rət] adjective ** 1) neither very great nor very small in amount, size, strength, or degree Cook the spinach over a moderate heat. moderate increase/loss/growth: This month has seen a moderate increase in house… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 moderate — {{11}}moderate (adj.) late 14c., originally of weather and other physical conditions, from L. moderatus within bounds, observing moderation; figuratively modest, restrained, pp. of moderari to regulate, mitigate, restrain, temper, set a measure,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 19 moderate — 1 adjective 1 neither very big nor very small, very hot nor very cold, very fast nor very slow etc: Bake the pie for 30 minutes in a moderate oven. | We re looking for a house with a moderate sized garden. | a moderate degree of success | a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 moderate — mod•er•ate adj., n. [[t]ˈmɒd ər ɪt, ˈmɒd rɪt[/t]] v. [[t] əˌreɪt[/t]] adj. n. v. at•ed, at•ing 1) kept or keeping within reasonable limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense: a moderate price[/ex] 2) of medium quantity, extent, or amount: a… …

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