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Moderate Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a person who takes a position in the political center
  • make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed"
  • restrain or temper
  • preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
  • make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
  • make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
  • 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"
  • not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
  • 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 sho
  • marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"

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  • a person who takes a position in the political center

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Moderate'


  • Moderate: 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
  • Moderate Party: For other uses, see Moderate Party (disambiguation). The Moderate Party (Swedish: Moderata samlingspartiet: "the Moderate Coalition Party", commonly referred

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'Moderate' example sentence in quotations


* Absence abates a moderate passion and intensifies a great one- as the wind blows out a candle but fans fire into flame. (Maxims) - La Rochefoucauld

* 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. - Kahlil Gibran

* 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. - Thomas Jefferson


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Moderate Sample Sentences in News


  • Qatar runs covert desert training camp for Syrian rebels
    By Amena Bakr DOHA (Reuters) - At a desert base, Gulf state Qatar is covertly training moderate Syrian rebels with U.S. help to fight both President Bashar al-Assad and Islamic State and may include more overtly Islamist insurgent groups, sources close to the matter say. The camp, south of the capital between Saudi Arabia's border and Al Udeid, the largest U.S Read more on this news related to 'Moderate'
  • Moderate coffee consumption may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease by up to 20 percent
    An Alzheimer Europe session report by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee highlights the potential role of coffee consumption in reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Read more on this news related to 'Moderate'
  • Hagel's Departure Leaves Syrian Moderate Opposition With Uncertain Future
    Rebels fighting for the Syrian opposition in the north of the country have lost both domestic and international support in recent weeks as several well-known battalions lost key battles to extremist groups and dozens of rebel soldiers defected. The U.S. now has a strict “ISIS first” strategy. The moderate opposition, which for more than three years has tried t Read more on this news related to 'Moderate'

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