Synonyms for moderate
ˈmɒd ər ɪt, ˈmɒd rɪt; -əˌreɪtmod·er·ate
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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote
To reduce the excessiveness of (something)
While the moderates usually propose political compromise, it's often only achieved when the extremists allow them so
The moderates are the natural advocates of ecumenism against the fanatics of their churches
Average priced; standard-deal
Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.
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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.
Abate in fury; abated by law.
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centrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationistadjective
a person who takes a position in the political center
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
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"
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
"a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
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
marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
"moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
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
moderate, chair, leadverb
"John moderated the discussion"
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
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
make less fast or intense
"moderate your speed"
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
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"
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
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
mince, soften, moderateverb
make less severe or harsh
"He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
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
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"
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
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
chasten, moderate, temperverb
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
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
etymologically, to alleviate is to lift a burden toward oneself, and so lighten it for the bearer; to relieve is to lift it back from the bearer, nearly or quite away; to remove is to take it away altogether. alleviate is thus less than relieve; relieve, ordinarily, less than remove. we alleviate, relieve or remove the trouble; we relieve, not alleviate, the sufferer. assuage is, by derivation, to sweeten; mitigate, to make mild; moderate, to bring within measure; abate, to beat down, and so make less. we abate a fever; lessen anxiety; moderate passions or desires; lighten burdens; mitigate or alleviate pain; reduce inflammation; soften, a ssuage, or moderate grief; we lighten or mitigate punishments; we relieve any suffering of body or mind that admits of help, comfort, or remedy. alleviate has been often confused with allay. compare allay.Submitted by santoshk.61727 on June 10, 2023
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The hardest job for a politician today is to have the courage to be a moderate. It's easy to take an extreme position.
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.
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.
Absence abates a moderate passion and intensifies a great one- as the wind blows out a candle but fans fire into flame. (Maxims)
He is a true northeastern conservative moderate, the conservatives are prejudiced against Christie going in. He's the most conservative governor we've ever had in New Jersey, but I think conservative in New Jersey is probably moderate.
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- 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
- cuibheasachScottish Gaelic
- moderato, moderareItalian
- gematigd, doorsnee, milderen, matigen, gematigde, modereren, temperen, middelmatig, bemiddelen, matigDutch
- mijlocie, moderată, modera, moderat, mediu, mijlociu, centrist, centristă, mediocră, mediocruRomanian
- средний, умеренный, посредственный, заурядныйRussian
- اعتدال پسندUrdu
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