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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moderate  \Mod"er*ate\,  n.  (Eccl.  Hist.) 
  One  of  a  party  in  the  Church  of  Scotland  in  the  18th  century, 
  and  part  of  the  19th,  professing  moderation  in  matters  of 
  church  government,  in  discipline,  and  in  doctrine. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moderate  \Mod"er*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Moderated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Moderating}.] 
  1.  To  restrain  from  excess  of  any  kind  to  reduce  from  a 
  state  of  violence,  intensity,  or  excess;  to  keep  within 
  bounds;  to  make  temperate;  to  lessen;  to  allay;  to 
  repress;  to  temper;  to  qualify;  as  to  moderate  rage, 
  action  desires,  etc.;  to  moderate  heat  or  wind. 
  By  its  astringent  quality,  it  moderates  the  relaxing 
  quality  of  warm  water.  --Arbuthnot. 
  To  moderate  stiff  minds  disposed  to  strive. 
  2.  To  preside  over  direct,  or  regulate,  as  a  public  meeting; 
  as  to  moderate  a  synod. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moderate  \Mod"er*ate\,  a.  [L.  moderatus  p.  p.  of  moderate, 
  moderati,  to  moderate,  regulate,  control,  fr  modus  measure. 
  See  {Mode}.] 
  Kept  within  due  bounds;  observing  reasonable  limits;  not 
  excessive,  extreme,  violent,  or  rigorous;  limited; 
  restrained;  as: 
  a  Limited  in  quantity;  sparing;  temperate;  frugal;  as 
  moderate  in  eating  or  drinking;  a  moderate  table. 
  b  Limited  in  degree  of  activity,  energy,  or  excitement; 
  reasonable;  calm;  slow;  as  moderate  language;  moderate 
  c  Not  extreme  in  opinion,  in  partisanship,  and  the  like 
  as  a  moderate  Calvinist. 
  A  number  of  moderate  members  managed  .  .  .  to 
  obtain  a  majority  in  a  thin  house.  --Swift. 
  d  Not  violent  or  rigorous;  temperate;  mild;  gentle;  as  a 
  moderate  winter.  ``Moderate  showers.''  --Walter. 
  e  Limited  as  to  degree  of  progress;  as  to  travel  at 
  moderate  speed. 
  f  Limited  as  to  the  degree  in  which  a  quality,  principle, 
  or  faculty  appears;  as  an  infusion  of  moderate  strength; 
  a  man  of  moderate  abilities. 
  g  Limited  in  scope  or  effects;  as  a  reformation  of  a 
  moderate  kind  --Hooker. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moderate  \Mod"er*ate\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  become  less  violent,  severe,  rigorous,  or  intense;  as 
  the  wind  has  moderated. 
  2.  To  preside  as  a  moderator. 
  Dr  Barlow  [was]  engaged  .  .  .  to  moderate  for  him 
  in  the  divinity  disputation.  --Bp.  Barlow's 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {immoderate}] 
  2:  not  extreme;  "a  moderate  penalty";  "temperate  in  his 
  response  to  criticism"  [syn:  {temperate}] 
  3:  marked  by  avoidance  of  extravagance  or  extremes;  "moderate 
  in  his  demands";  "restrained  in  his  response"  [syn:  {restrained}] 
  n  :  a  person  who  takes  a  position  in  the  political  center  [syn: 
  {centrist},  {middle  of  the  roader},  {moderationist}] 
  v  1:  preside  over  "John  moderated  the  discussion"  [syn:  {chair}, 
  2:  make  less  fast  or  intense;  "moderate  your  speed" 
  3:  lessen  the  intensity  of  temper;  hold  in  restraint;  hold  or 
  keep  within  limits;  "moderate  your  alcohol  intake"  "hold 
  your  tongue";  "hold  your  temper";  "control  your  anger" 
  [syn:  {control},  {hold  in},  {hold},  {contain},  {check},  {curb}] 
  4:  make  less  severe  or  harsh;  "He  moderated  his  tone  when  the 
  students  burst  out  in  tears"  [syn:  {mince},  {soften}] 
  5:  express  less  strongly  [syn:  {tone  down}] 
  6:  restrain  or  temper  [syn:  {chasten},  {temper}] 

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