centrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationist(adj)
a person who takes a position in the political center
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 showed moderate enlargement of the heart"
"a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
"moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
moderate, chair, lead(verb)
"John moderated the discussion"
make less fast or intense
"moderate your speed"
control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate(verb)
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"
mince, soften, moderate(verb)
make less severe or harsh
"He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
tone down, moderate, tame(verb)
make less strong or intense; soften
"Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
chasten, moderate, temper(verb)
To preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting or a discussion; as, to moderate a synod; to moderate a debate.
One who holds an intermediate position between the extremes relevant in a political context
While the moderates usually propose political compromise, it's often only achieved when the extremists allow them so
Similar middle-grounder in any other context.
The moderates are the natural advocates of ecumenism against the fanatics of their churches
To reduce the excessiveness of (something)
To become less excessive
To preside over (something) as a moderator
To act as a moderator; to assist in bringing to compromise
Not excessive; acting in moderation
Average priced; standard-deal
Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.
Origin: From moderat, from moderatus, perfect active participle of moderor, from moder-, modes-, a stem appearing also in modestus, from modus; see mode and modest.
kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained
limited in quantity; sparing; temperate; frugal; as, moderate in eating or drinking; a moderate table
limited in degree of activity, energy, or excitement; reasonable; calm; slow; as, moderate language; moderate endeavors
not extreme in opinion, in partisanship, and the like; as, a moderate Calvinist
not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle; as, a moderate winter
limited as to degree of progress; as, to travel at moderate speed
limited as to the degree in which a quality, principle, or faculty appears; as, an infusion of moderate strength; a man of moderate abilities
limited in scope or effects; as, a reformation of a moderate kind
one of a party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, and part of the 19th, professing moderation in matters of church government, in discipline, and in doctrine
to restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence, intensity, or excess; to keep within bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind
to preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting; as, to moderate a synod
to become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated
to preside as a moderator
Origin: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]
In politics and religion, a moderate is an individual who is not extreme, partisan, nor radical. In recent years, the term political moderates has gained traction as a buzzword. The existence of the ideal moderate is disputed because of a lack of a moderate political ideology. Many people claim to be moderate because of a lack of adherence with the more radical sides of the political or religious spectrum, rather than advocating a specific stance. Aristotle favoured conciliatory politics dominated by the centre rather than the extremes of great wealth and poverty or the special interests of oligarchs and tyrants.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mod′ėr-āt, v.t. to keep within measure or bounds: to regulate: to reduce in intensity: to make temperate or reasonable: to pacify: to decide as a moderator.—v.i. to become less violent or intense: to preside or act as a moderator.—adj. kept within measure or bounds: not excessive or extreme: temperate: of middle rate.—n. one of a party in Scottish Church history dominant in the 18th century, lax in doctrine and discipline, but intolerant of Evangelicanism and popular rights—it caused the secessions of 1733 and 1761, and its final resultant was the Disruption of 1843.—adv. Mod′erately.—ns. Mod′erateness; Moderā′tion, act of moderating: state of being moderated or moderate: freedom from excess: calmness of mind; Mod′eratism, moderate opinions in religion or politics.—adv. Moderä′to (mus.), with moderate quickness.—ns. Mod′erātor, one who, or that which, moderates or restrains: a president or chairman, esp. in Presbyterian Church courts: an officer at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge who superintends the examination for degrees: a kind of lamp in which the flow of the oil to the wick is regulated:—fem. Mod′eratrix; Mod′eratorship. [L. moderāri, -ātus—modus, a measure.]
Being within reasonable and fair limits, extent or amount.
He earned a moderate income, enough to meet his required need.
Balanced and reasonable.
Their father held a moderate opinion and view in politics and religion.
Balanced in amount, degree and opinion.
He was a moderate person and had a beautiful calm demeanor when he spoke.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'moderate' in Adjectives Frequency: #827
The numerical value of moderate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of moderate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The hardest job for a politician today is to have the courage to be a moderate. It's easy to take an extreme position.
Absence abates a moderate passion and intensifies a great one- as the wind blows out a candle but fans fire into flame. (Maxims)
In battling evil, excess is good for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are part of the South, they understand the South and they understand the use of political strategies that will bring people in. They are moderate people, and most people in the South are moderate.
When Lindsey Graham said ... that climate change is real and when I'm president we're going to do something about it, that goes after the moderate votes in the Republican primary, he wants to be the moderate standard bearer.
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- moderatCatalan, Valencian
- moderovat, mírnýCzech
- moderieren, moderatGerman
- moderada, moderado, moderar, mediocreSpanish
- maltillinen, moderoida, tasoittaa, juontaa, keskinkertainen, tasoittua, kohtuullinen, tasaantua, sovitella, vaatimaton, kohtalainen, kohtuullistaaFinnish
- modérer, modéré, modéréeFrench
- cuibheasachScottish Gaelic
- moderato, moderareItalian
- modereren, gematigde, matig, middelmatig, temperen, bemiddelen, matigen, gematigd, doorsnee, milderenDutch
- centrist, moderată, modera, moderat, mediu, centristă, mediocră, mediocru, mijlocie, mijlociuRomanian
- средний, умеренный, заурядный, посредственныйRussian
- اعتدال پسندUrdu
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