moderate moderate  /ˈmɑ də rət/


  1. (n) a person who takes a position in the political center
  2. (v) preside over
  3. (v) make less fast or intense
  4. (v) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  5. (v) make less severe or harsh
  6. (v) make less strong or intense; soften
  7. (v) restrain
  8. (adj) being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme
  9. (adj) not extreme
  10. (adj) marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes


  1. Thirty minutes of moderate activity a day won't cut it if you're trying to lose weight, a new study says.
  2. At a time when the GOP is shrinking more to its conservative base, the popular and moderate Florida governor offers the party a real opportunity and dilemma.
  3. Conservative candidates like Mike Huckabee find themselves increasingly out of step with the state's moderate voters.


  1. Moderate rip current risk today along Va., N.C.

    The National Weather Service has issued a notice about the moderate risk of rip currents today along Virginia Beach and down to the Outer Banks. The notice is in effect from 8 a.m. through this evening, according to the weather service website. Swimmers who find themselves in a rip current should swim parallel to the shore, then gradually back to the beach.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Virginian-Pilot

  2. Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?

    Title: Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy? Category: Health News Created: 6/18/2013 10:36:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 19, 2013     Source:

  3. Moderate drinking during pregnancy does not seem to harm baby's neurodevelopment

    Moderate drinking during pregnancy -- 3 to 7 glasses of alcohol a week -- does not seem to harm fetal neurodevelopment, as indicated by the child's ability to balance, suggests a large study published in the online only journal BMJ Open.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!


  1. ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet said on Thursday he expects the euro area economy to grow "at a moderate and still uneven pace in an environment of high uncertainty".
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source: Reuters

  2. "For now policy seems well positioned to promote moderate growth and price stability over time," Bernanke said.
    on Jun 5, 2006 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "Although the pandemic appears to have moderate severity in comparatively well-off countries, it is prudent to anticipate a bleaker picture as the virus spreads to areas with limited resources, poor health care, and a high prevalence of underlying...
    on Jun 11, 2009 By: Margaret Chan Source: Arab News

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animosity animosity
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