moderate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English moderat, from Latin moderātus, perfect active participle of moderor (regulate, restrain, moderate), from moder-, modes-, a stem appearing also in modestus (moderate, discreet, modest), from modus (measure); see mode and modest.

PronunciationEdit

  • Adjective, noun:
    • (UK): IPA(key): /ˈmɒdəɹət/
    • (US): enPR: mäd'ər-ət, IPA(key): /ˈmɑdəɹət/
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  • Verb:
    • (UK): IPA(key): /ˈmɒdəɹeɪt/
    • (US): enPR: mäd'ə-rāt, IPA(key): /ˈmɑdəɹeɪt/
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AdjectiveEdit

moderate (comparative more moderate, superlative most moderate)

  1. Not excessive; acting in moderation
    moderate language
    a moderate Calvinist
    travelling at a moderate speed
  2. Mediocre
  3. Average priced; standard-deal
  4. Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle.
    a moderate winter
    • 1859, Arthur Hugh Clough, Life of Sertorius
      These are called the Islands of the Blest; rains fall there seldom, and in moderate showers, but for the most part they have gentle breezes, bringing along with them soft dews
  5. (US, politics) Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.

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NounEdit

 
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moderate (plural moderates)

  1. One who holds an intermediate position between extremes, as in politics.
    While the moderates usually propose political compromise, it's often only achieved when the extremists allow them so
    The moderates are the natural advocates of ecumenism against the fanatics of their churches.
  2. (Christianity, historical) One of a party in Scottish Church history dominant in the 18th century, lax in doctrine and discipline, but intolerant of evangelicalism and popular rights. It caused the secessions of 1733 and 1761, and its final resultant was the Disruption of 1843.

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VerbEdit

moderate (third-person singular simple present moderates, present participle moderating, simple past and past participle moderated)

  1. (transitive) To reduce the excessiveness of (something)
    to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.
    • 1730, John Arbuthnot, An Essay Concerning the Nature of Aliments
      By its astringent Quality, it moderates the relaxing quality of warm Water.
    • 2000, Paul G. Coleman, Positron Beams and Their Applications (page 309)
      This leaves two strategies to increase the current in a positron beam. First is to provide a stronger positron source and second is to develop a more efficient method to moderate the source positrons into a monoenergetic beam.
      To moderate stiff minds disposed to strive.
  2. (intransitive) To become less excessive
  3. (transitive) To preside over (something) as a moderator
    to moderate a synod
  4. (intransitive) To act as a moderator; to assist in bringing to compromise

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PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

moderate

  1. inflection of moderat:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

moderate

  1. inflection of moderare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of moderato

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

moderāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of moderō

ReferencesEdit

  • moderate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • moderate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

moderate

  1. definite singular of moderat
  2. plural of moderat

Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdjectiveEdit

moderate

  1. definite singular of moderat
  2. plural of moderat