moderating moderating  /ˈmɑ də ˌreɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) lessening in intensity or strength

Usage(s):

  1. But from the moment of birth, a lot of things set to work on that temperament--moderating it, challenging it, annealing it, wounding it.
  2. The loss of his moderating voice would embolden the hard-liners and hurt the partys efforts to broaden its base.
  3. Even Merkel's fans are moderating their jubilation.

News

  1. Stocks Move Higher as Fed Anticipation Mounts

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Major U.S. stock markets were moving higher Tuesday in anticipation of the Federal Reserve's policy meetings which come amid signs of moderating inflation numbers and less-than-expected housing starts. The S&P 500 was ticking up 0.18% to 1,642.02 while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was edging up 0.23% to 15,214.86. The Nasdaq was drifting up 0.36% to 3,464.50. The ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

  2. Three Signs Republicans Haven't Learned Any Lessons From 2012

    To much acclaim, the Republican National Committee released its road map for reform in March, emphasizing that the path to success called for moderating the party's position on immigration, courting a more diverse set of officeholders, and building the GOP around pragmatic governors rather than polarizing members of Congress.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. It will "be some time before we can be confident that underlying inflation is moderating as anticipated," Bernanke said.
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Forbes

  2. Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn said yesterday that "monetary policy appears to be appropriately calibrated for now to promote both rising employment and moderating inflation of the medium term."
    on May 21, 2008 By: Donald Kohn Source: Bloomberg

  3. "The economic forecast clearly reflects the fact that the US economy is moderating to more sustainable growth levels, firmer labor markets and steady inflation rates," said Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
    on Nov 21, 2006 By: Henry Paulson Source: USA Today

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