Meaning of MODERATE in English


Function: verb

1 to modify as to avoid an extreme or keep within bounds FF1C; actors moderate their voices and gestures to fit the size of the theater FF1E;

Synonyms: modulate, restrain, temper

Related Words: abate, decrease, diminish, lessen, reduce; alleviate, cushion, lighten, mitigate, mollify, relieve, slacken, slow; constrain, control, qualify; chasten, cool, subdue, tone (down)

Contrasted Words: aggravate, enhance, heighten, intensify; augment, increase


Synonyms: ABATE 4, die (down or away), ease off, ebb, fall, let up, relent, slacken, subside, wane

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