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.
- Adjective, noun:
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- Not excessive; acting in moderation
- Average priced; standard-deal
- (US, politics) Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.
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- 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.
- (transitive) To reduce the excessiveness of (something)
- (intransitive) To become less excessive
- (transitive) To preside over (something) as a moderator
- (intransitive) To act as a moderator; to assist in bringing to compromise
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- moderate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- moderate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- inflected form of moderat
- second-person plural present indicative of moderare
- second-person plural imperative of moderare
- Feminine plural of moderato
- first-person plural present active imperative of moderō