moderate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (adj., n.mod'ur-it, mod'ritv.mod'u-r?t&sec), [key]
? adj., n., v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
- kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense: a moderate price.
- of medium quantity, extent, or amount: a moderate income.
- mediocre or fair: moderate talent.
- calm or mild, as of the weather.
- of or pertaining to moderates, as in politics or religion.
- a person who is moderate in opinion or opposed to extreme views and actions, esp. in politics or religion.
- (usually cap.) a member of a political party advocating moderate reform.
- to reduce the excessiveness of; make less violent, severe, intense, or rigorous: to moderate the sharpness of one's words.
- to preside over or at (a public forum, meeting, discussion, etc.).
- to become less violent, severe, intense, or rigorous.
- to act as moderator; preside.
- moderate (Thesaurus)