moderate

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[Mod·er*ate]

A moderate voter is someone who is politically speaking, in the center. In other words, they are not quite left or right, but somewhere in the middle.

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Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained

Noun
a person who takes a position in the political center

Verb
make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed"

Verb
restrain or temper

Verb
preside over; "John moderated the discussion"

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

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

Verb
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"

Adjective S.
not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"

Adjective
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 sho

Adjective S.
marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"


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Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained

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Limited in quantity; sparing; temperate; frugal; as, moderate in eating or drinking; a moderate table.

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Limited in degree of activity, energy, or excitement; reasonable; calm; slow; as, moderate language; moderate endeavors.

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Not extreme in opinion, in partisanship, and the like; as, a moderate Calvinist.

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Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle; as, a moderate winter.

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Limited as to degree of progress; as, to travel at moderate speed.

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Limited as to the degree in which a quality, principle, or faculty appears; as, an infusion of moderate strength; a man of moderate abilities.

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Limited in scope or effects; as, a reformation of a moderate kind.

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One of a party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, and part of the 19th, professing moderation in matters of church government, in discipline, and in doctrine.

v. t.
To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence, intensity, or excess; to keep within bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind.

v. t.
To preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting; as, to moderate a synod.

v. i.
To become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated.

v. i.
To preside as a moderator.


Moderate

Mod"er*ate , a. [L. moderatus, p.p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, fr. modus measure. See Mode.] Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained; as: (a) Limited in quantity; sparing; temperate; frugal; as, moderate in eating or drinking; a moderate table. (b) Limited in degree of activity, energy, or excitement; reasonable; calm; slow; as, moderate language; moderate endeavors. (c) Not extreme in opinion, in partisanship, and the like; as, a moderate Calvinist.
A number of moderate members managed ... to obtain a majority in a thin house.
(d) Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle; as, a moderate winter. "Moderate showers." Walter. (e) Limited as to degree of progress; as, to travel at moderate speed. (f) Limited as to the degree in which a quality, principle, or faculty appears; as, an infusion of moderate strength; a man of moderate abilities. (g) Limited in scope or effects; as, a reformation of a moderate kind. Hooker.

Moderate

Mod"er*ate, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, and part of the 19th, professing moderation in matters of church government, in discipline, and in doctrine.

Moderate

Mod"er*ate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moderated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Moderating.] 1. To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence, intensity, or excess; to keep within bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind.
By its astringent quality, it moderates the relaxing quality of warm water.
To moderate stiff minds disposed to strive.
2. To preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting; as, to moderate a synod.

Moderate

Mod"er*ate, v. i. 1. To become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated. 2. To preside as a moderator.
Dr. Barlow [was] engaged ... to moderate for him in the divinity disputation.

Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained

One of a party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, and part of the 19th, professing moderation in matters of church government, in discipline, and in doctrine.

To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence, intensity, or excess; to keep within bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind.

To become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated.

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Usage Examples

Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.

In religious and in secular affairs, the more fervent beliefs attract followers. If you are a moderate in any respect - if you're a moderate on abortion, if you're a moderate on gun control, or if you're a moderate in your religious faith - it doesn't evolve into a crusade where you're either right or wrong, good or bad, with us or against us.

A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.

Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos.

The World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture as effective in treating mild to moderate depression.

I should do something about the cigarettes I quite accept that it's bad for your health, but you know a moderate tipple is positively beneficial and, at certain times, absolutely essential.

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Other Usage Examples

Does the imam have a legal right to build the mosque at Ground Zero? The answer is yes. But is it the right thing to do? The answer is no. And most Americans, and most moderate Muslims, join with me in that call.

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.

There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it.

I always thought of myself as a moderate liberal, a fighter for peace and justice. I never thought of myself as being all that far out.

Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.

I think you can have moderate success by copying something else, but if you really want to knock it out of the park, you have to do something different and take chances.

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