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moderate

mod·er·ate

moderate

 
 
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: ma d riht
definition: not too much or too little; within limits.
He paid a moderate price for the book.There was a moderate change in the temperature last night.
synonyms:
modest, reasonable
antonyms:
drastic, excessive, extreme, great, radical, unreasonable
similar words:
conservative, prudent, sensible
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: ma d reIt
inflections: moderated, moderates, moderating
definition 1: to make less strong or extreme.
The workers have moderated their demands for more money.
synonyms:
abate, modify, qualify, temper, tone down
antonyms:
aggravate, intensify
similar words:
curb, dampen, diminish, ease, lessen, lighten, lower, mute, reduce, restrain, soften, still
definition 2: to direct, guide, or preside over a discussion or meeting.
She was asked to moderate the meeting.
synonyms:
direct, preside over
similar words:
facilitate, guide, head
definition 3: to become less strong.
The storm has moderated.
synonyms:
abate, diminish, lessen, let up, subside
antonyms:
intensify
similar words:
cool, dwindle, weaken
derivations: moderately (adv.), moderateness (n.)
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