Dictionary Results for moderate


1. moderate - noun

· a person who takes a position in the political center

Synonym(s): centrist, middle_of_the_roader, moderationist

Hypernym(s): adult, grownup




2. moderate - verb

· preside over; "John moderated the discussion"

Synonym(s): chair, lead

Hypernym(s): hash_out, discuss, talk_over




3. moderate - verb

· make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed"

Hypernym(s): decelerate, slow_down




4. 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"

Synonym(s): control, hold_in, hold, contain, check, curb

Hypernym(s): restrain, keep, keep_back, hold_back




5. moderate - verb

· make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"

Synonym(s): mince, soften

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




6. moderate - verb

· make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"

Synonym(s): tone_down, tame

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




7. moderate - verb

· make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; "she tempered her criticism"

Synonym(s): temper, season, mollify

Hypernym(s): weaken




8. 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"

Antonym(s): immoderate




9. moderate - adjective

· not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"

Synonym(s): temperate




10. moderate - adjective

· marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"

Synonym(s): restrained





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