Other Word Forms of Moderate
Origin of Moderate
From Middle English moderat, from Latin moderātus, perfect active participle of moderor (“regulate, restrain, moderate"), from moder-, modes-, a stem appearing also in modestus (“moderate, discreet, modest"), from modus (“measure"); see mode and modest.
Middle English moderat from Latin moderātus past participle of moderārī to moderate med- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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