Definitions of moderate

  1. To become less violent or intense; to preside in a meeting.
  2. To make or become less intense or violent; allay.
  3. To keep within bounds; lassen; to make less violent, intense, or extreme; as, to moderate rage, heat, etc.
  4. To keep within measure or bounds: to regulate: to reduce in intensity: to make temperate or reasonable: to pacify: to decide as a moderator.
  5. To lessen in intensity; repress.
  6. To become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated.
  7. To preside as a moderator.
  8. To become less violent or intense.
  9. To become less violent or intense: to preside as a moderator.
  10. Become less violent or intense.
  11. 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"
  12. make less strong or intense; soften; " Tone down that aggressive letter"; " The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
  13. make less fast or intense; " moderate your speed"
  14. To keep within bounds; to restrain; to regulate.
  15. To restrain from excess of any kind; to regulate; to reduce or lessen in violence or intensity; to allay; to pacify; to become less violent or intense.
  16. a person who takes a position in the political center
  17. 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.
  18. Moderateness.
  19. Moderator.
  20. In Scotland. one who is moderate or accommodating in his views of church doctrine and discipline.
  21. not extreme; " a moderate penalty"; " temperate in his response to criticism"
  22. 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"
  23. Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained
  24. Limited in quantity; sparing; temperate; frugal; as, moderate in eating or drinking; a moderate table.
  25. Limited in degree of activity, energy, or excitement; reasonable; calm; slow; as, moderate language; moderate endeavors.
  26. Not extreme in opinion, in partisanship, and the like; as, a moderate Calvinist.
  27. Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle; as, a moderate winter.
  28. Limited as to the degree in which a quality, principle, or faculty appears; as, an infusion of moderate strength; a man of moderate abilities.
  29. Limited in scope or effects; as, a reformation of a moderate kind.
  30. 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.
  31. Kept within bounds; not extreme nor excessive.
  32. Kept within measure or bounds: not excessive or extreme: temperate: of middle rate.
  33. Not excessive; temperate; middling.
  34. Keeping or kept within reasonable limits; medium; temperate; middling.
  35. Temperate; observing reasonable bounds; not excessive or extreme; not violent; of middle rate or quality.
  36. Temperate; observing reasonable bounds, as in the indulgence of the appetites, in expressing opinions, & c.; not excessive, as in price or value; not extreme, as in opinions.