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moderate

adjective

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1 avoiding extremes in behavior or expression
  • he was only a moderate drinker, generally stopping after a couple of glasses of wine

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2 avoiding major social change or extreme political ideas
  • the principal's moderate position on cell phones is that students can use them at school but only for emergencies

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3 being about midway between extremes of amount or size
  • a moderate snowfall was forecast for the region

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4 marked by temperatures that are neither too high nor too low
  • a city that is celebrated for its moderate climate

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moderate

noun

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a person who holds moderate views
  • to the community's detriment, moderates were often shouted down at town meetings by the local hotheads

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moderate

verb

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“Moderate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/moderate. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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