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  Words related to moderate

Related / Similar Words: centrist, middle of the roader, moderationist, chasten, temper, chair, lead, tone down, tame, mince, soften, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, temperate, restrained

 

Definition:
  • a person who takes a position in the political center;
  • make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed";
  • restrain or temper;
  • preside over; "John moderated the discussion";
  • make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements";
  • make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears";
  • 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";
  • not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism";
  • 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 sho;
  • marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response";

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    See Also: mild, temperate

     

    Hyponyms: restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb, damp, mortify, cricify, deny, abnegate, train, catch, bate, thermostat, countercheck, counteract

     

    Attributes: moderation, moderateness

     

    Member Meronyms: center

     

    Derivational Morphology: moderation, moderateness, pique, temper, irritation, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness, moderator, lead, president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson, bridle, check, curb, command, control, mastery

     

    Anagrams: moderato

     

     
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