What does Moderate mean?

Definitions for Moderate
ˈmɒd ər ɪt, ˈmɒd rɪt; -əˌreɪtMod·er·ate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Moderate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. centrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationistadjective

    a person who takes a position in the political center

  2. moderateadjective

    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"

  3. moderate, temperateadjective

    not extreme

    "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"

  4. moderate, restrainedverb

    marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

    "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"

  5. moderate, chair, leadverb

    preside over

    "John moderated the discussion"

  6. moderateverb

    make less fast or intense

    "moderate your speed"

  7. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderateverb

    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"

  8. mince, soften, moderateverb

    make less severe or harsh

    "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"

  9. tone down, moderate, tameverb

    make less strong or intense; soften

    "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"

  10. chasten, moderate, temperverb

    restrain

GCIDE

  1. Moderateverb

    To preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting or a discussion; as, to moderate a synod; to moderate a debate.

Wiktionary

  1. moderatenoun

    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

    Etymology: From moderat, from moderatus, perfect active participle of moderor, from moder-, modes-, a stem appearing also in modestus, from modus; see mode and modest.

  2. moderatenoun

    Similar middle-grounder in any other context.

    The moderates are the natural advocates of ecumenism against the fanatics of their churches

    Etymology: From moderat, from moderatus, perfect active participle of moderor, from moder-, modes-, a stem appearing also in modestus, from modus; see mode and modest.

  3. moderateverb

    To reduce the excessiveness of (something)

    Etymology: From moderat, from moderatus, perfect active participle of moderor, from moder-, modes-, a stem appearing also in modestus, from modus; see mode and modest.

  4. moderateverb

    To become less excessive

    Etymology: From moderat, from moderatus, perfect active participle of moderor, from moder-, modes-, a stem appearing also in modestus, from modus; see mode and modest.

  5. moderateverb

    To preside over (something) as a moderator

    Etymology: From moderat, from moderatus, perfect active participle of moderor, from moder-, modes-, a stem appearing also in modestus, from modus; see mode and modest.

  6. moderateverb

    To act as a moderator; to assist in bringing to compromise

    Etymology: From moderat, from moderatus, perfect active participle of moderor, from moder-, modes-, a stem appearing also in modestus, from modus; see mode and modest.

  7. moderateadjective

    Not excessive; acting in moderation

    Etymology: From moderat, from moderatus, perfect active participle of moderor, from moder-, modes-, a stem appearing also in modestus, from modus; see mode and modest.

  8. moderateadjective

    Mediocre

    Etymology: From moderat, from moderatus, perfect active participle of moderor, from moder-, modes-, a stem appearing also in modestus, from modus; see mode and modest.

  9. moderateadjective

    Average priced; standard-deal

    Etymology: From moderat, from moderatus, perfect active participle of moderor, from moder-, modes-, a stem appearing also in modestus, from modus; see mode and modest.

  10. moderateadjective

    Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.

    Etymology: From moderat, from moderatus, perfect active participle of moderor, from moder-, modes-, a stem appearing also in modestus, from modus; see mode and modest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moderateadjective

    kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained

    Etymology: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]

  2. Moderateadjective

    limited in quantity; sparing; temperate; frugal; as, moderate in eating or drinking; a moderate table

    Etymology: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]

  3. Moderateadjective

    limited in degree of activity, energy, or excitement; reasonable; calm; slow; as, moderate language; moderate endeavors

    Etymology: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]

  4. Moderateadjective

    not extreme in opinion, in partisanship, and the like; as, a moderate Calvinist

    Etymology: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]

  5. Moderateadjective

    not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle; as, a moderate winter

    Etymology: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]

  6. Moderateadjective

    limited as to degree of progress; as, to travel at moderate speed

    Etymology: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]

  7. Moderateadjective

    limited as to the degree in which a quality, principle, or faculty appears; as, an infusion of moderate strength; a man of moderate abilities

    Etymology: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]

  8. Moderateadjective

    limited in scope or effects; as, a reformation of a moderate kind

    Etymology: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]

  9. Moderatenoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]

  10. Moderateverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]

  11. Moderateverb

    to preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting; as, to moderate a synod

    Etymology: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]

  12. Moderateverb

    to become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated

    Etymology: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]

  13. Moderateverb

    to preside as a moderator

    Etymology: [L. moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.]

Freebase

  1. Moderate

    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

  1. Moderate

    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, -ātusmodus, a measure.]

Editors Contribution

  1. moderate

    A reasonable and fair amount, number or perception.

    He earned a moderate income, enough to meet his required need.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2015  
  2. moderate

    Balanced and reasonable.

    Their father held a moderate opinion and view in politics and religion.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 24, 2016  
  3. moderate

    Balanced in amount, number and opinion.

    He was a moderate person and had a beautiful calm voice when he spoke.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 29, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Moderate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Moderate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Moderate in a Sentence

  1. Jan Dehn:

    Macri will have momentum now and Massa is now the kingmaker, if Sciolo wants his votes he needs to become more moderate.

  2. Matt Gorman:

    Joe Biden is going to regret this decision, his candidacy will not only rehash his very long record in public life, but allow his opponents to subtly argue he is too old and too moderate to be the Democratic standard-bearer.

  3. Felix Klein:

    When we talk about Muslim-originated anti-Semitism, I think we can only win that battle with the help of the moderate Muslims, without them, this won't be a successful fight.

  4. Director Shane Stephan:

    It seems to have found - one hates to say a floor - but it seems to have stabilised around that level. We still believe in the medium term there will be some price improvement, but it is likely to be moderate.

  5. Jack Dorsey:

    This moment in time might call for this dynamic, but over the long term it will be destructive to the noble purpose and ideals of the open internet. A company making a business decision to moderate itself is different from a government removing access, yet can feel much the same, yes, we all need to look critically at inconsistencies of our policy and enforcement. Yes, we need to look at how our service might incentivize distraction and harm. Yes, we need more transparency in our moderation operations. All this can't erode a free and open global internet.

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  • معتدلArabic
  • moderatCatalan, Valencian
  • moderovat, mírnýCzech
  • moderieren, moderatGerman
  • moderar, mediocre, moderado, moderadaSpanish
  • tasoittaa, keskinkertainen, tasaantua, juontaa, sovitella, tasoittua, vaatimaton, kohtalainen, kohtuullistaa, moderoida, maltillinen, kohtuullinenFinnish
  • modérée, modéré, modérerFrench
  • réasúntaIrish
  • cuibheasachScottish Gaelic
  • मध्यमHindi
  • moderato, moderareItalian
  • gematigd, doorsnee, milderen, matigen, gematigde, modereren, temperen, middelmatig, bemiddelen, matigDutch
  • umiarkowanyPolish
  • moderadoPortuguese
  • mijlocie, moderată, modera, moderat, mediu, mijlociu, centrist, centristă, mediocră, mediocruRomanian
  • средний, умеренный, посредственный, заурядныйRussian
  • மிதமானTamil
  • మోస్తరుTelugu
  • ılımlıTurkish
  • помірнийUkrainian
  • اعتدال پسندUrdu

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