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moderate



I - noun
a person who takes a position in the political center (Freq. 1)
Syn:
centrist, middle of the roader, moderationist
Derivationally related forms:
centrist (for: centrist), centrism (for: centrist)
Hypernyms:
adult, grownup
Member Holonyms:
center

II - verb
1. preside over (Freq. 1)
- John moderated the discussion
Syn:
chair, lead
Derivationally related forms:
lead (for: lead), chair (for: chair), moderator
Hypernyms:
hash out, discuss, talk over
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Sam and Sue moderate
2. make less fast or intense (Freq. 1)
- moderate your speed
Derivationally related forms:
moderation
Hypernyms:
decelerate, slow down
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
3. restrain
Syn:
chasten, temper
Derivationally related forms:
temper (for: temper), moderator
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
4. 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
Syn:
control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb
Derivationally related forms:
moderation, curb (for: curb), check (for: check), control (for: control)
Hypernyms:
restrain, keep, keep back, hold back
Hyponyms:
restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound,
confine, throttle, suppress, stamp down, inhibit,
subdue, conquer, curb, damp, mortify,
crucify, deny, abnegate, train, catch,
bate, thermostat, countercheck, counteract
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
5. make less severe or harsh
- He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears
Syn:
mince, soften
Derivationally related forms:
moderation
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
6. make less strong or intense;
soften
- Tone down that aggressive letter
- The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements
Syn:
tone down, tame
Derivationally related forms:
moderation
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something

III - adjective
1. being within reasonable or average limits;
not excessive or extreme (Freq. 10)
- 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
Ant:
immoderate
Similar to:
average, intermediate, medium, cautious, conservative,
fair, fairish, reasonable, indifferent, limited, middle-of-the-road,
minimalist, modest, small
See Also:
mild, temperate
Derivationally related forms:
moderateness
Attrubites:
moderation, moderateness
2. not extreme (Freq. 2)
- a moderate penalty
- temperate in his response to criticism
Syn:
temperate
Similar to:
mild
Derivationally related forms:
moderateness
3. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
- moderate in his demands
- restrained in his response
Syn:
restrained
Similar to:
temperate
Derivationally related forms:
moderateness

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