verb (used with object), mod·er·at·ed, mod·er·at·ing.
verb (used without object), mod·er·at·ed, mod·er·at·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR moderate
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Origin of moderate
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OTHER WORDS FROM moderatemod·er·ate·ly, adverbmod·er·ate·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for moderate
The process of disappointing your own base is brutally hard — just look at the endless fights between moderates and leftists on the Democratic side.The crisis isn’t too much polarization. It’s too little democracy.|Ezra Klein|November 12, 2020|Vox
Still, the vaccine does cause some mild to moderate symptoms.New Pfizer vaccine appears 90 percent effective against COVID-19|Erin Garcia de Jesus|November 10, 2020|Science News For Students
Early results from a trial showed the combination reduced virus levels in patients with mild to moderate Covid-19 and cut the rate of hospitalizations and emergency room visits.Eli Lilly is granted emergency approval for COVID-19 antibody drug by the FDA|kdunn6|November 10, 2020|Fortune
Its current leader, after all, is one of those moderate Republican mayors.San Diego Is a Big City – Todd Gloria Wants it to Act Like One|Andrew Keatts|November 6, 2020|Voice of San Diego
This situation has loaded the cannons for claims of bias and censorship in how they moderated election-related content.Why social media can’t keep moderating content in the shadows|Bobbie Johnson|November 6, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Hester is a longtime researcher on evidence-based methods of moderating drinking.Americans Drink Too Much, But We’re Not All Alcoholics|Gabrielle Glaser|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing I hear from them suggests that the deportation figures are “moderating.”
LePage is up for re-election this year and has shown no signs of restraining his rhetoric or moderating his personality.
Open access to information beyond that available in the pulpit has already had a moderating effect on the stability of faith.A Tweeting Pope Raises Questions About Social Media’s Effect on the Church|Lawrence M. Krauss|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Electoral College may be imperfect, but its moderating influence on the American politic should not be laughed off too easily.Could Abolishing the Electoral College Help Republicans?|Justin Green|January 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The arrogant spending instinct had gained upon the moderating and self-restraining instinct.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Does it not occupy itself with regulating and moderating the passions and desires when the soul is not healthy?Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Turning out on the morning of the 10th, we were delighted to find the sky clearing and the wind moderating.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
It is vain to attempt to root it out; what it needs is moderating, regulating, subordinating.Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of Matthew|John Monro Gibson
Trade unionism seems to have the same moderating effect upon society as a wide diffusion of private property.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States|Selig Perlman