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  • n  a person who takes a position in the political center
  • v  preside over
    John moderated the discussion
  • v  make less fast or intense
    moderate your speed
  • v  lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    moderate your alcohol intake
  • v  make less severe or harsh
    He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears
  • v  make less strong or intense; soften
  • v  restrain
  • a  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
  • s  not extreme
    a moderate penalty
  • s  marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
    moderate in his demands

  • Thirty minutes of moderate activity a day won't cut it if you're trying to lose weight, a new study says.
  • From left: Justin Sullivan Getty; Aude Guerrucci Pool Getty; Scott Olson Getty Which is probably why President Barack Obama has gone out of his way to court these moderates .
  • David Brooks writes today as a moderate-conservative anguished by Barack Obama's budget.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 19, 2013 - The Virginian-Pilot
  • 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
    June 19, 2013 -
  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - EurekAlert!

  • Ben Bernanke in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    For now policy seems well positioned to promote moderate growth and price stability over time,Bernanke said.
  • Lord Falconer of Thoroton in
    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... Margaret Chan Arab News Jun 11, 2009 64557 85773 moderately Lord Falconer, a close friend of Tony Blair, said: I think we are moving moderately quickly towards the need for a change and that change may be a change in leadership. We need unity above all. Can we get unity under the current leadership? I am...

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