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Derived from Latin modus (measure, measurement).



moderor (present infinitive moderārī, perfect active moderātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. I set a measure or bounds to; moderate, mitigate, restrain, allay, qualify.
  2. (by extension) I manage, arrange, regulate, rule, guide, govern, direct, control.


   Conjugation of moderor (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present moderor moderāris, moderāre moderātur moderāmur moderāminī moderantur
imperfect moderābar moderābāris, moderābāre moderābātur moderābāmur moderābāminī moderābantur
future moderābor moderāberis, moderābere moderābitur moderābimur moderābiminī moderābuntur
perfect moderātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect moderātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect moderātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present moderer moderēris, moderēre moderētur moderēmur moderēminī moderentur
imperfect moderārer moderārēris, moderārēre moderārētur moderārēmur moderārēminī moderārentur
perfect moderātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect moderātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present moderāre moderāminī
future moderātor moderātor moderantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives moderārī, moderārier1 moderātus esse moderātūrus esse
participles moderāns moderātus moderātūrus moderandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
moderārī, moderārier1 moderandī moderandō moderandum moderātum moderātū

1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested for this verb.


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  • moderor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • moderor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • moderor” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to manage a horse: moderari equum
    • to show moderation in a matter: moderari aliquid (Flacc. 5. 12)
  • “moderare” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2