Synonyms for moderate


1. centrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationist, adult, grownup
usage: a person who takes a position in the political center


1. moderate, chair, lead, hash out, discuss, talk over
usage: preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
2. moderate, decelerate, slow down
usage: make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed"
3. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate, restrain, keep, keep back, hold back
usage: 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"
4. mince, soften, moderate, change, alter, modify
usage: make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
5. tone down, moderate, tame, change, alter, modify
usage: make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
6. chasten, moderate, temper, change, alter, modify
usage: restrain


1. moderate (vs. immoderate), average, intermediate, medium, cautious, conservative, fair, fairish, reasonable, indifferent, limited, middle-of-the-road, minimalist, modest, small, mild, temperate
usage: 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"
2. moderate, temperate, mild (vs. intense)
usage: not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
3. moderate, restrained, temperate (vs. intemperate)
usage: marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
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