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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
    • Jonathan Swift
      A number of moderate members managed [] to obtain a majority in a thin house.
  2. Mediocre
  3. Average priced; standard-deal
  4. Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle.
    a moderate winter
    • Walter
      moderate showers
  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.

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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.
    • Arbuthnot
      By its astringent quality, it moderates the relaxing quality of warm water.
    • Spenser
    • 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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GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

moderate

  1. inflected form of moderat

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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 form of moderat

Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdjectiveEdit

moderate

  1. definite singular of moderat
  2. plural form of moderat