verb (used with object), mod·er·at·ed, mod·er·at·ing.
verb (used without object), mod·er·at·ed, mod·er·at·ing.
Origin of moderate
Synonyms for moderate
Antonyms for moderate
Related Words for moderatelyfairly, rather, reasonably, quite, somewhat, slightly, pretty, passably, enough, gently, so-so, some, something, tolerable, averagely, temperately, tolerably, tolerantly
Examples from the Web for moderately
Contemporary Examples of moderately
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.In Defense of Blasphemy
January 9, 2015
In the era of Tea Party stunts and dramatic fan-based delays, the debate was moderately fussy.What Al Franken’s Normcore Senate Race Can Teach Other Democrats
Ana Marie Cox
October 27, 2014
For a mere generation, UK-wide public policy had matched the notion of Scottish egalitarianism, at least moderately.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality
September 18, 2014
For diehards of the show, staying abreast of everything that happens to Ted and the gang is moderately difficult.Everything You Need to Know About 'How I Met Your Mother'
March 31, 2014
In America the reasonably well-off and moderately comfortable are the angry masses.P.J. O’Rourke on Grabbing the Keys to Happiness
P. J. O’Rourke
January 24, 2014
Historical Examples of moderately
Then he gave Kelly a moderately truthful account of what had occurred.People of Position
Stanley Portal Hyatt
Bake in a moderately quick oven for about a quarter of an hour.The Skilful Cook
Moderately, but it's not the kind of place one could possibly go to with a lady.
We were all moderately civil and collected, though I had my suspicions.
"If you see me moderately soon," said Madame Beattie pleasantly.The Prisoner
adjective (ˈmɒdərɪt, ˈmɒdrɪt)
noun (ˈmɒdərɪt, ˈmɒdrɪt)
Word Origin for moderate
late 14c., originally of weather and other physical conditions, from Latin moderatus "within bounds, observing moderation;" figuratively "modest, restrained," past participle of moderari "to regulate, mitigate, restrain, temper, set a measure, keep (something) within measure," related to modus "measure," from PIE *med-es-, from base *med- (see medical (adj.)). The notion is "keeping within due measure." In English, of persons from early 15c.; of opinions from 1640s; of prices from 1904. Related: Moderateness.
early 15c., "to abate excessiveness;" from Latin moderatus, past participle of moderari (see moderate (adj.)). Meaning "to preside over a debate" is first attested 1570s. Related: Moderated; moderating.
"one who holds moderate opinions on controversial subjects," 1794, from moderate (adj.). Related: Moderatism; -moderantism.