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Synonyms for moderate
ˈmɒd ər ɪt, ˈmɒd rɪt; -əˌreɪtmod·er·ate

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Wiktionary

  1. moderateverb

    Synonyms:
    arbitrate, chair, temperate

  2. moderateverb

    To reduce the excessiveness of (something)

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

    Synonyms:
    chair, arbitrate, temperate

  3. moderateverb

    Mediocre

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

    Synonyms:
    chair, arbitrate, temperate

  4. moderateverb

    Average priced; standard-deal

    Synonyms:
    arbitrate, chair, temperate

  5. moderateadjective

    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. moderateadjective

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

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

    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. 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"

    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, temperateadjective

    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, restrainedverb

    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, leadverb

    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. moderateverb

    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, 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"

    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, moderateverb

    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, tameverb

    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, temperverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. moderateadjective

    Synonyms:
    temperate, sparing, frugal, not excessive

  2. moderateadjective

    Synonyms:
    cheap, unexpensive

  3. moderateadjective

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

  4. moderateverb

    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. moderateadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    immoderate

  2. moderateverb

    Synonyms:
    temper, appease, diminish, mitigate, reduce

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How to use moderate in a sentence?

  1. Lisa Thebner:

    Identifying those children who are moderate to severely selective eaters as possibly having mood or sensory issues as well can aid pediatricians in identifying those at-risk children, in doing so, then we can be better able to make the appropriate referrals to any or all of the following: nutritionists, feeding therapists who can help with sensory issues to food, and specialists in pediatric behavior and development, who can help aid the child and the family working with the child.

  2. Keith Ellison:

    However, Ellison’s past associations and commentsmay trouble more moderate voters. Ellison’s 2006 run for Keith Ellison seat was plunged into controversy after the conservative PowerLineBlog.com found he had once identified with Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam and in 1998 was referring to himself as Keith X Ellison and Keith Ellison-Muhammed. The Washington Post reported that Keith Ellison had defended Farrakhan against accusations of anti-Semitism in 1989 and in 1990 had called affirmative action a sneaky form of compensation for slavery, calling instead for reparations. When the controversy erupted in 2006, Keith Ellison acknowledged Keith Ellison had worked with the group, but only for 18 months to help organize Farrakhan's 1995 Million Man March. Keith Ellison distanced Keith Ellison from both Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, and said Keith Ellison had n’t scruitinized the group's anti-Semitic positions appropriately. They were and are anti-Semitic, and I should have come to that conclusion earlier than I did, Keith Ellison said. Yet it is n’t the only controversy for Keith Ellison. In 2007, Keith Ellison made a comparison between Bush and 9/11 to Hitler and the 1933 Reichstag fire. 9/11 is the juggernaut in American history and it allows... it's almost like, you know, the Reichstag fire, after the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader of that country [ Hitler ] in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted. He later clarified that he did indeed believe that Usama bin Laden was responsible for the terror attacks. But it was n’t the only controversy for Ellison in 2007, as he also backed a movement to impeach then-Vice President Dick Cheney over his alleged fabrication of intelligence about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However, Brad Bannon believes that Ellison’s Muslim heritage could be a boost not a burden, especially in light of Trump’s elevation Sunday of controversial Breitbart boss Steve Bannon to chief strategist.

  3. Richard Lamm:

    The Colorado Republican Party, I think, woke up to Colorado Republican Party moderate self in those years and decided that's not what Nevada Democrats wanted.

  4. Omar Aguilar:

    I can see from now until the end of the year moderate gains, growing into a nice steady pace.

  5. Chris Gagin:

    I don't have any illusions that my resignation's going to change the base. It's not, what I think national Republicans have to think about is if you have moderate to establishment Republicans, and certainly those on the independent side that have conservative views, if the President starts to lose us, and I'm not saying that's where it is at the moment... then the base alone's not going to be enough to carry him through.


Translations for moderate

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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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