(obsolete) To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.
Origin of Temperate
Middle English temperatfrom Latin temperātusfrom past participle oftemperāreto tempertemper
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Latintemperatus, past participle of temperare (“moderate, forbear, combine properly"). See temper.
Temperate Sentence Examples
The climate is cool and bracing, and the products of the vicinity include many of the temperate zone.
It grows in short grass in the temperate regions of all parts of the world.
They doubtless equally supply a path by which southern temperate types may have extended northwards.
Bromeliaceae are represented by Rhodostachys and the temperate Puya.
New Zealand was poorly stocked with a weak flora; the more robust and aggressive one of the north temperate region was ready at any moment to invade it-, but was held back by physical barriers which human aid has alone enabled it to surpass.