moderate

PronunciationEdit

adjective, noun
verb

AdjectiveEdit

Positive
moderate

Comparative
more moderate

Superlative
most moderate

  1. If someone or something is moderate, it is balanced and not extreme.
    The weather in Hawai'i tends to be quite moderate.
    The moderate views in much of Canada are quite different from the extreme beliefs in some other countries.

AntonymsEdit

VerbEdit

Plain form
moderate

Third-person singular
moderates

Past tense
moderated

Past participle
moderated

Present participle
moderating

  1. (intransitive) If something moderates, it becomes more moderate.
    As he grew older, his ideas began to moderate.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If someone moderates a meeting or discussion, they organise and control it.

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

Singular
moderate

Plural
moderates

  1. (countable) A moderate is a person who has moderate (political) views.

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