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Synonyms of moderating

Verb


1. moderate, chair, lead, hash out, discuss, talk over

usage: preside over; "John moderated the discussion"

2. moderate, decelerate, slow down

usage: make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed"

3. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate, restrain, keep, keep back, hold back

usage: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"

4. mince, soften, moderate, change, alter, modify

usage: make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"

5. tone down, moderate, tame, change, alter, modify

usage: make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"

6. chasten, moderate, temper, change, alter, modify

usage: restrain

Adjective


1. moderating (vs. intensifying), alleviative, alleviatory, lenitive, mitigative, mitigatory, palliative, analgesic, analgetic, anodyne, tempering, weakening

usage: lessening in intensity or strength

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