verb (used with object), mod·er·at·ed, mod·er·at·ing.
verb (used without object), mod·er·at·ed, mod·er·at·ing.
- modem session,
- moderate breeze,
- moderate gale,
Origin of moderate
Examples from the Web for moderately
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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'|Chancellor Agard|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In America the reasonably well-off and moderately comfortable are the angry masses.
In the median band of both wings the spots do not flow together, but are separate and moderately heavy.The Butterfly Book|William Jacob Holland
Roll out the dough, cut it in cakes and bake them on tins in a moderately hot oven.The National Cook Book, 9th ed.|Hannah Mary Peterson
Garf was a changed fishman; he looked faintly frightened, moderately worried, and definitely embarrassed.Stairway to the Stars|Larry Shaw
Others, although but moderately endowed, have arrived at eminence by sheer persistence and rightly directed study.Style in Singing|W. E. Haslam
The trees on the Station grounds are weak and only moderately productive.The Peaches of New York|U. P. Hedrick
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.