Textual thesaurus for "moderate"

(adj) temperate

not extreme

a moderate penalty; temperate in his response to criticism

(adj) restrained

marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

moderate in his demands; restrained in his response

(noun) centrist, moderationist, middle of the roader

a person who takes a position in the political center

(verb) chasten, temper


(verb) lead, chair

preside over

John moderated the discussion

(verb) tame, tone down

make less strong or intense; soften

Tone down that aggressive letter; The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements

(verb) soften, mince

make less severe or harsh

He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

(verb) contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check

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