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moderate (>Vietnamese)

adj

1: being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart" [ant: immoderate]

2: not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism" [syn: temperate]

3: marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response" [syn: restrained]

n : a person who takes a position in the political center [syn: centrist, middle of the roader, moderationist]

v

1: preside over; "John moderated the discussion" [syn: chair, lead]

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

3: 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" [syn: control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb]

4: make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears" [syn: mince, soften]

5: make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements" [syn: tone down, tame]

6: restrain or temper [syn: chasten, temper]

Adjacent words: modelled | modelled | modeller | modelling | modelling | modelling | modem | moderate | moderate breeze | moderate gale | moderated | moderately | moderateness | moderating | moderation | moderationist

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