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Translation of moderate in Spanish:


American English: /ˈmɑd(ə)rət/
British English: /ˈmɒd(ə)rət/
  • 1.1 (medium)
    he's a moderate drinker
    bebe con moderación
    winds will be light to moderate
    los vientos serán de suaves a moderados
    Example sentences
    • Some of these second-wave acts achieved a moderate degree of success and most were assured at least of a long career on the standup circuit.
    • They basically got away with what they could at the time (which wasn't much) and found a moderate amount of success.
    • The fourth is that they exercise not a bit but a lot - ie they have about 60-90 minutes of moderate intensity exercise every day.
    1.2 (not extreme)
    Example sentences
    • Australia has a new and rising political party with moderate policies which is headed by a black woman.
    • Throughout the process, those loyal to its moderate policies fought for the survival of their party.
    • Its front bench has a younger profile, and with its policies not very far from those of the current government, it will find little ideological problems with the moderate policies now favoured by Labour.
    1.3 (mediocre)

transitive verb

American English: /ˈmɑdəˌreɪt/
British English: /ˈmɒdəreɪt/
  • 1.1
    kindly moderate your language
    ten la bondad de cuidar el vocabulario que empleas
    Example sentences
    • Most notably, the Pueblo Indians in the Southwest used adobe masonry to moderate weather extremes and keep their homes comfortable.
    • Our strategy was to use thermal mass to moderate temperature extremes.
    • Since Anchorage is located at the end of a long inlet, the yearly temperatures, moderated by the influence of ocean currents, are considerably milder than in the interior of Alaska.
    also: moderating present participle

intransitive verb

American English: /ˈmɑdəˌreɪt/
British English: /ˈmɒdəreɪt/
  • 1
  • 2
    hacer de moderador


American English: /ˈmɑd(ə)rət/
British English: /ˈmɒd(ə)rət/
  • moderado, (-da) (masculine, feminine)

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