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1. moderate

adjective. ['ˈmɑːdɝət, ˈmɑːdɝˌeɪt'] being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme.

Synonyms

  • conservative
  • moderation
  • modest
  • intermediate
  • moderateness
  • temperate
  • reasonable
  • medium
  • middle-of-the-road
  • small
  • minimalist
  • cautious
  • limited
  • indifferent
  • average
  • mild
  • fairish

Antonyms

  • intemperate
  • immoderate
  • intense
  • powerlessness

Etymology

  • moderat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moderatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Moderate

  • accelerate
  • adulterate
  • agglomerate
  • ameliorate
  • aspirate
  • cogenerate
  • collaborate
  • commemorate
  • commiserate
  • confederate
  • cooperate
  • cooperate
  • corroborate
  • decelerate
  • decorate
  • degenerate
  • deliberate
  • deteriorate
  • elaborate
  • emirate

Example sentences of the word moderate


1. Adjective
Use moderate pressure until the enamel has been cut away to expose the underlying metal.

2. Verb, base form
Simply do any sort of aerobic exercise at an easy to moderate intensity for five to 10 minutes.

Quotes containing the word moderate


1. The expectation in the Obama Administration, or at least the hope, is that a nuclear deal with the West could ultimately moderate Iranian behavior by helping to integrate the country more thoroughly into the international system. Will this happen? It's impossible to predict, of course. We will only know if we get there.
- Dexter Filkins

2. To summarize, using money to motivate people can be a double-edged sword. For tasks that require cognitive ability, low to moderate performance-based incentives can help. But when the incentive level is very high, it can command too much attention and thereby distract the person’s mind with thoughts about the reward. This can create stress and ultimately reduce the level of performance.
- Dan Ariely, The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home

3. It is when those who are not strong enough have made some moderate amount of progress that they fail and give up...
- Confucius, The Wisdom Of Confucius

2. moderate

adjective. ['ˈmɑːdɝət, ˈmɑːdɝˌeɪt'] not extreme.

Synonyms

  • mild

Antonyms

  • louden
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • moderat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moderatus (Latin)

3. moderate

verb. ['ˈmɑːdɝət, ˈmɑːdɝˌeɪt'] make less fast or intense.

Synonyms

  • decelerate

Antonyms

  • unbridle
  • encourage

Etymology

  • moderat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moderatus (Latin)

4. moderate

verb. ['ˈmɑːdɝət, ˈmɑːdɝˌeɪt'] preside over.

Synonyms

  • discuss
  • lead
  • chair
  • hash out

Antonyms

  • lose
  • attack
  • refrain
  • act

Etymology

  • moderat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moderatus (Latin)

5. moderate

noun. ['ˈmɑːdɝət, ˈmɑːdɝˌeɪt'] a person who takes a position in the political center.

Synonyms

  • centrist
  • center
  • middle of the roader
  • grownup
  • adult

Antonyms

  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness
  • consume
  • enable

Etymology

  • moderat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moderatus (Latin)

6. moderate

verb. ['ˈmɑːdɝət, ˈmɑːdɝˌeɪt'] restrain.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change
  • chasten

Antonyms

  • disqualify
  • walk
  • allow
  • unfreeze

Etymology

  • moderat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moderatus (Latin)

7. moderate

verb. ['ˈmɑːdɝət, ˈmɑːdɝˌeɪt'] lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.

Synonyms

  • control
  • subdue
  • thermostat
  • conquer
  • restrain
  • crucify
  • stamp down
  • train
  • keep back
  • hold back
  • contain
  • counteract
  • keep
  • abnegate
  • hold
  • deny
  • countercheck
  • throttle
  • hold in
  • restrict
  • bound
  • check
  • trammel
  • confine
  • bate
  • limit
  • suppress
  • catch
  • inhibit
  • damp
  • mortify

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • let go of
  • defy
  • surrender

Etymology

  • moderat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moderatus (Latin)

8. moderate

adjective. ['ˈmɑːdɝət, ˈmɑːdɝˌeɪt'] marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes.

Synonyms

  • temperate

Antonyms

  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline

Etymology

  • moderat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moderatus (Latin)

9. moderate

verb. ['ˈmɑːdɝət, ˈmɑːdɝˌeɪt'] make less severe or harsh.

Synonyms

  • soften
  • alter
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • free
  • break
  • resist
  • deny

Etymology

  • moderat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moderatus (Latin)

10. moderate

verb. ['ˈmɑːdɝət, ˈmɑːdɝˌeɪt'] make less strong or intense; soften.

Synonyms

  • tone down
  • tame
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • obey
  • discontinue
  • admit
  • let

Etymology

  • moderat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moderatus (Latin)
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