Translation of moderation in Spanish:

moderation

Pronunciation: /ˌmɑːdəˈreɪʃən; ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃən/

n

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (restraint) moderación (feminine) drinking is not harmful, in moderation beber no es nocivo, si se hace con moderación all things in moderation todos los excesos son malos
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    • They are encouraging young people to associate alcohol with excess and extreme moderation.
    • That's what I favour - moderation and responsible behaviour.
    • From the disease model point of view, moderation of addictive behavior is an unrealistic goal for a true addict.
    1.2 (lessening, lowering) moderación (feminine)
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    • A real decline in inflation would depend in the moderation of wage demands by ‘organised groups of workers’, indicated Government sources.
    • This is probably more precaution than I would take on my weblog, particularly the moderation of unregistered comments.
    • They're basically young toughs in these projects, and they're just not responding to any kind of calls for moderation to the violence, not even from their parents, by the way.

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