Meaning of moderate

Definition of moderate

(adj) 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"
not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
(noun) a person who takes a position in the political center
(verb) preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed"
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"
make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; "she tempered her criticism"

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