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Synonyms for moderate
ˈmɒd ər ɪt, ˈmɒd rɪt; -əˌreɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. centrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationist(adj)

    a person who takes a position in the political center

    Synonyms:
    moderationist, middle of the roader, centrist

    Antonyms:
    overstated, excessive, intemperate, undue, usurious, outrageous, unconscionable, immoderate, overdone, sinful, exorbitant, ultra, extraordinary, extreme, over-the-top, inordinate, extortionate, abnormal, radical, stark, extremist, intense, far, unreasonable, steep, exaggerated, all-fired

  2. moderate(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    restrained, temperate

    Antonyms:
    usurious, intemperate, extraordinary, all-fired, overstated, radical, extortionate, immoderate, unreasonable, outrageous, extreme, stark, overdone, exaggerated, excessive, extremist, ultra, inordinate, steep, over-the-top, unconscionable, abnormal, far, intense, sinful, exorbitant, undue

  3. moderate, temperate(adj)

    not extreme

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

    Synonyms:
    restrained, temperate

    Antonyms:
    radical, far, usurious, all-fired, overstated, overdone, unconscionable, immoderate, extreme, abnormal, stark, intense, exorbitant, undue, unreasonable, inordinate, ultra, extraordinary, outrageous, exaggerated, extortionate, over-the-top, excessive, sinful, intemperate, steep, extremist

  4. moderate, restrained(verb)

    marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

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

    Synonyms:
    restrained, quiet, unemotional, temperate, guarded, reticent

    Antonyms:
    undue, steep, sinful, radical, outrageous, excessive, extreme, stark, immoderate, unreasonable, intemperate, extraordinary, exaggerated, far, inordinate, over-the-top, overstated, extortionate, usurious, abnormal, overdone, ultra, extremist, all-fired, unconscionable, exorbitant, intense

  5. moderate, chair, lead(verb)

    preside over

    "John moderated the discussion"

    Synonyms:
    lead, temper, run, mince, hold in, tame, precede, result, chairman, control, chair, hold, guide, check, soften, tone down, direct, extend, top, head, conduce, take, pass, leave, conduct, contribute, chasten, go, curb, contain

    Antonyms:
    exorbitant, extreme, stark, overstated, intemperate, steep, usurious, outrageous, unreasonable, all-fired, over-the-top, excessive, far, extremist, extraordinary, unconscionable, inordinate, immoderate, exaggerated, ultra, extortionate, abnormal, radical, intense, sinful, undue, overdone

  6. moderate(verb)

    make less fast or intense

    "moderate your speed"

    Synonyms:
    curb, chair, soften, chasten, tame, temper, lead, hold in, tone down, check, contain, control, hold, mince

    Antonyms:
    unreasonable, immoderate, steep, extremist, abnormal, extreme, sinful, far, intense, stark, exaggerated, overdone, inordinate, intemperate, excessive, radical, unconscionable, usurious, overstated, all-fired, outrageous, exorbitant, extraordinary, extortionate, undue, ultra, over-the-top

  7. 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"

    Synonyms:
    crack, ensure, mark, hold in, jibe, verify, gibe, mince, make, declare, lead, tick off, view as, carry, book, operate, concur, have, maintain, master, hold, sustain, learn, checker, check out, match, stamp down, conquer, retain, stop, nurse, defy, condition, assure, tame, cut back, guard, prevail, manipulate, comprise, break, suss out, check off, withstand, adjudge, suppress, accommodate, curb, check up on, control, look into, ascertain, harbour, insure, soften, go over, reserve, check, hold back, give, take hold, train, go for, see, conceal, take, deem, incorporate, support, find out, obtain, discipline, apply, chasten, check over, restrict, bind, tone down, have got, entertain, subdue, temper, correspond, command, restrain, keep, concord, keep back, oblige, fit, throw, keep in line, arrest, check into, tally, enclose, contain, bear, inhibit, determine, hold up, retard, take for, turn back, harbor, chequer, delay, watch, defend, see to it, confine, chair, admit, curtail, tick, halt, obligate, agree, mark off

    Antonyms:
    steep, extortionate, inordinate, overdone, immoderate, extreme, abnormal, unconscionable, exorbitant, sinful, usurious, intense, undue, extraordinary, overstated, all-fired, excessive, ultra, outrageous, radical, unreasonable, far, stark, exaggerated, extremist, intemperate, over-the-top

  8. mince, soften, moderate(verb)

    make less severe or harsh

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

    Synonyms:
    lead, temper, curb, mince, hold in, tame, relent, control, soften, hold, cushion, check, break, weaken, tone down, yield, buffer, damp, dampen, chasten, chair, contain

    Antonyms:
    overstated, extremist, over-the-top, far, ultra, overdone, excessive, all-fired, unconscionable, outrageous, immoderate, exorbitant, stark, extortionate, steep, extraordinary, intense, intemperate, radical, unreasonable, extreme, undue, sinful, exaggerated, abnormal, usurious, inordinate

  9. 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"

    Synonyms:
    lead, temper, muffle, mince, hold in, tame, cultivate, mute, domesticize, naturalise, control, chair, hold, reclaim, naturalize, check, domesticate, soften, tone down, domesticise, damp, dampen, chasten, curb, dull, subdue, contain

    Antonyms:
    exorbitant, all-fired, usurious, sinful, undue, far, unconscionable, excessive, ultra, over-the-top, steep, intemperate, inordinate, outrageous, abnormal, extraordinary, radical, exaggerated, unreasonable, immoderate, extreme, extortionate, intense, overdone, stark, extremist, overstated

  10. chasten, moderate, temper(verb)

    restrain

    Synonyms:
    lead, temper, mince, hold in, tame, anneal, control, objurgate, hold, castigate, correct, curb, harden, soften, tone down, mollify, chastise, check, chasten, normalize, chair, season, subdue, contain

    Antonyms:
    intemperate, overdone, extreme, outrageous, far, all-fired, undue, radical, stark, usurious, unreasonable, steep, exorbitant, abnormal, unconscionable, intense, extortionate, sinful, inordinate, extremist, excessive, overstated, over-the-top, extraordinary, immoderate, exaggerated, ultra

Wiktionary

  1. moderate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    temperate, arbitrate, chair

  2. moderate(verb)

    Not excessive; acting in moderation

    While the moderates usually propose political compromise, it's often only achieved when the extremists allow them so

    Synonyms:
    chair, arbitrate, temperate

  3. moderate(verb)

    Mediocre

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

    Synonyms:
    temperate, chair, arbitrate

  4. moderate(verb)

    Average priced; standard-deal

    Synonyms:
    arbitrate, chair, temperate

  5. moderate(adjective)

    Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.

    Synonyms:
    chair, temperate, arbitrate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. moderate

    The storm, the fever, the pain abates. Interest declines. Misfortunes may be mitigated, desires moderated, intense anger abated, population decreased, taxes reduced. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy, suppress a rebellion. See ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    abate, decline, decrease, diminish, ebb, lessen, lower, mitigate, reduce, subside

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, amplify, continue, develop, enhance, enlarge, extend, foment, increase, magnify, rage, raise, revive

    Preposition:
    Abate in fury; abated by law.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. moderate

    Synonyms:
    control, soften, allay, regulate, repress, govern, temper

    Antonyms:
    disturb, disorganize, excite, misconduct

  2. moderate(a)

    Synonyms:
    limited, temperate, calm, dispassionate, sober, abstinent, sparing, steady, ordinary

    Antonyms:
    extravagant, intemperate, rigorous, excessive, violent, extraordinary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. moderate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    temperate, sparing, frugal, not excessive

  2. moderate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    cheap, unexpensive

  3. moderate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    reasonable, judicious, deliberate, cool, mild, not extreme, not violent

  4. moderate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assuage, soothe, allay, mitigate, soften, mollify, appease, temper, attemper, quiet, quell, still, pacify, repress, subdue, abate, reduce, lessen, dull, blunt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. moderate(a)

    Synonyms:
    sparing, temperate, frugal, reasonable, calm, deliberate, temperate, mild, clement, open, mediocre medium

    Antonyms:
    immoderate

  2. moderate(v)

    Synonyms:
    temper, appease, diminish, mitigate, reduce

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How to say moderate in sign language?

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How to use moderate in a sentence?

  1. Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey:

    We still have the fundamental challenge of finding moderate Syrian opposition men to train to be a stabilizing influence over time.

  2. Joao Galamba:

    We have approved a moderate program with the full participation of Europe. All negotiations have to be made within financial restraint. It was accepted by the parties of the left, we are a center-left party and we are in full cooperation with our European partners. We are not against them.

  3. Imam Talal Eid:

    Do we need to wait for a tragedy to happen? we need to allow more moderate Muslim voices so that life can go smoothly in our society.

  4. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki:

    As we have announced before, Turkey has agreed to be one of the regional hosts for the train-and-equip program for moderate Syrian opposition forces. We expect to conclude and sign the agreement with Turkey soon.

  5. Robert Jordan:

    It may well create further vacuums, it may well create greater difficulty in finding any kind of moderate forces to train and assist in the process of fighting ISIS both in Syria and Iraq. I think we have a real risk here that it could destabilize efforts in that regard.


Translations for moderate

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  • معتدلArabic
  • 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
  • réasúntaIrish
  • cuibheasachScottish Gaelic
  • मध्यमHindi
  • moderato, moderareItalian
  • modereren, gematigde, matig, middelmatig, temperen, bemiddelen, matigen, gematigd, doorsnee, milderenDutch
  • umiarkowanyPolish
  • moderadoPortuguese
  • centrist, moderată, modera, moderat, mediu, centristă, mediocră, mediocru, mijlocie, mijlociuRomanian
  • средний, умеренный, заурядный, посредственныйRussian
  • மிதமானTamil
  • మోస్తరుTelugu
  • ılımlıTurkish
  • помірнийUkrainian
  • اعتدال پسندUrdu

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