Moderate meaning

mŏdər-ĭt
One who holds or champions moderate views or opinions, especially in politics or religion.
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Being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme.

A moderate price.

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The definition of moderate is something that is average, mild or within reasonable limits.

An example of moderate is the price of something that is between the lowest and the highest priced versions of the same thing.

An example of moderate is a warm day that is neither hot nor cold.

An example of moderate is someone in the middle of the political spectrum who is neither a strong Republican nor a strong Democrat.

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To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
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To preside over.

She was chosen to moderate the convention.

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Mild; calm; gentle; not violent.

Moderate weather.

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Opposed to radical or extreme views or measures, especially in politics or religion.
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Average priced; standard-deal.
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Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle.

A moderate winter.

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To become less extreme, intense, or violent; abate.
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(US, politics) Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.
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One who holds an intermediate position between extremes, as in politics.

While the moderates usually propose political compromise, it's often only achieved when the extremists allow them so.

The moderates are the natural advocates of ecumenism against the fanatics of their churches.

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To reduce the excessiveness of (something)

To moderate rage, action, desires, etc.

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(intransitive) To become less excessive.
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To preside over (something) as a moderator.

To moderate a synod.

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(intransitive) To act as a moderator; to assist in bringing to compromise.
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Not violent or subject to extremes; mild or calm; temperate.

A moderate climate.

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To act as a moderator.
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Within reasonable limits; avoiding excesses or extremes; temperate or restrained.
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Of average or medium quality, amount, scope, range, etc.

Moderate skills, moderate prices.

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A person holding moderate views or opinions, as in politics or religion.
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To cause to become moderate; make less extreme, violent, etc.; restrain.
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To preside over (a meeting, etc.)
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To become moderate.
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To serve as a moderator.
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Not excessive; acting in moderation.

Moderate language.

A moderate Calvinist.

Travelling at a moderate speed.

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Origin of moderate

  • 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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary