Pronunciation: /ˈmɒd(ə)rət /
- 1Average in amount, intensity, quality, or degree: we walked at a moderate paceMore example sentences
average, modest, medium, middling, ordinary, common, commonplace, everyday, workaday; tolerable, passable, adequate, fair, decent; mediocre, indifferent, uninspired, undistinguished, unexceptional, unexciting, unremarkable, run-of-the-mill, lacklustre, forgettable, inferior, second-rate• informal OK, so-so, bog-standard, fair-to-middling, (plain) vanilla, nothing to write home about, no great shakes, not so hot, not up to muchNew Zealand • informal half-piereasonable, within reason, acceptable, non-excessive, within due limits; inexpensive, low, cheap, bargain-basement, fair, modest; abstemious, temperate, restrainedrestrained, controlled, temperate, sober, steady, regular, not given to excesses; easy, even, mild, tolerant, lenient
- 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.
- 1.1(Of a person, party, or policy) not radical or excessively right- or left-wing: a moderate reform programmeMore 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.
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- A person who holds moderate views, especially in politics: an unlikely alliance of radicals and moderatesMore example sentences
- His greatest concern was that the Republicans would prove so reactionary that they would transform Democratic moderates and liberals into radicals and extremists.
- Given the nature of the Greens and their issues, they typically demonstrate the best potential for harvesting votes in the districts already held by liberal Democrats or conscientious moderates.
- Liberals and moderates in the Democratic Party have a lot to learn from each other.
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- 1Make or become less extreme, intense, rigorous, or violent: [with object]: I shall not moderate my criticism [no object]: the weather has moderated considerablyMore example sentences
die down, abate, let up, calm down, lessen, grow less, decrease, diminish, slacken; ebb, recede, dwindle, weaken, subsidecurb, control, check, keep in check, keep under control, hold in, temper, regulate, restrain, restrict, subdue; still, damp, repress, tame, break, lessen, deaden, decrease, lower, reduce, diminish, remit, mitigate, alleviate, allay, appease, assuage, ease, palliate, soothe, soften, calm, modulate, pacify, mellow, mince, tone down
- 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.
- 3 [with object] (In academic and ecclesiastical contexts) preside over (a deliberative body) or at (a debate): a panel moderated by a Harvard University law professorMore example sentences
- I received many similar responses after I moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004.
- Now for our next week's e-mail question of the week - if you were moderating the presidential debates, what would you like to ask each candidate?
- Because you write in the book, about the time I moderated the South Carolina debate with your son, and how you could not watch.
- 3.1 [no object] (Especially in the Presbyterian Church in Scotland) act as a moderator; preside: it is the Presbytery that moderatesMore example sentences
- He tried to moderate, but seemed a bit distracted, quoting interviews more than asking questions.
- The position of interviewer is the one with the authority to moderate, the emcee of the event.
- 4Monitor (an Internet forum or online discussion) for inappropriate or offensive content.More example sentences
- In addition, the association's executive director moderated an Internet chatroom for children.
- To moderate a newsgroup you have to get involved several times a day, or it becomes too impractical to have conversations.
- All they are doing is forcing users to go elsewhere, potentially to non moderated chat rooms with little or no protection.
- 5 [with object] Physics Retard (neutrons) with a moderator: the neutrons causing fission are not moderated but react at high energiesMore example sentences
- Dysprosium alloys are also used in control rods used to moderate the flow of neutrons through a nuclear reactor.
- The detection of hydrogen is based both on the intensity of gamma rays emitted by hydrogen, and by the intensity of neutrons that are moderated by hydrogen.
- It is then extracted from the ring and smashed into a mercury target to produce neutron beams that can be moderated and guided into designated experimental stations.
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- As the election gets closer, he is going to have to prove his moderateness to appeal to on-the-fence independents.
- A large part of his credibility comes from his seeming moderateness in form and presentation.
- The party had cultivated an image of moderateness, and had been unwilling or unable to have an effective negative element to its campaign.
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- It's an incredibly humane, kind film, and it reminds you that being humane and kind will always lead to radicalism, never to moderatism.
- On the Political spectrum scale, that intentionally skews towards moderatism, I scored 9 out of 10 in fiscal freedom and 7 out of 10 in social freedom.
- Yet, by that time the Revolution had taken a different path and the forces of ‘moderatism’ became too strong.
late Middle English: from Latin moderat- 'reduced, controlled', from the verb moderare; related to modest.