Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun moderate

1 sense of moderate

Sense 1
centrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationist -- (a person who takes a position in the political center)
       => adult, grownup -- (a fully developed person from maturity onward)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb moderate

6 senses of moderate

Sense 1
moderate, chair, lead -- (preside over; "John moderated the discussion")
       => hash out, discuss, talk over -- (speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget")

Sense 2
moderate -- (make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed")
       => decelerate, slow down -- (reduce the speed of; "He slowed down the car")

Sense 3
control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (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")
       => restrain, keep, keep back, hold back -- (keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool")

Sense 4
mince, soften, moderate -- (make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 5
tone down, moderate, tame -- (make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 6
chasten, moderate, temper -- (restrain)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj moderate

3 senses of moderate

Sense 1
moderate (vs. immoderate) -- (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")

immoderate (vs. moderate) -- (beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending")
        => abnormal -- (much greater than the normal; "abnormal profits"; "abnormal ambition")
        => all-fired -- (extreme; used as an intensifier; "why is he in such an all-fired hurry?")
        => exaggerated, overdone, overstated -- (represented as greater than is true or reasonable; "an exaggerated opinion of oneself")
        => excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonable -- (beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands")
        => exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious -- (greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending")
        => extraordinary, over-the-top, sinful -- (far more than usual or expected; "an extraordinary desire for approval"; "it was an over-the-top experience")
        => extreme -- (far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree; "an extreme example"; "extreme temperatures"; "extreme danger")
        => extreme -- (beyond a norm in views or actions; "an extreme conservative"; "an extreme liberal"; "extreme views on integration"; "extreme opinions")
        => extremist, radical, ultra -- ((used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm; "extremist political views"; "radical opinions on education"; "an ultra conservative")
        => far -- (beyond a norm in opinion or actions; "the far right")
        => stark -- (complete or extreme; "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast")

Sense 2
moderate, temperate -- (not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism")

INDIRECT (VIA mild) -> intense -- (possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense")

Sense 3
moderate, restrained -- (marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response")

INDIRECT (VIA temperate) -> intemperate -- (excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage")

Similarity of adj moderate

3 senses of moderate

Sense 1
moderate (vs. immoderate) -- (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")
       => average, intermediate, medium -- (around the middle of a scale of evaluation; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers")
       => cautious, conservative -- (avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate")
       => fair, fairish, reasonable -- (not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices")
       => indifferent -- (neither too great nor too little; "a couple of indifferent hills to climb")
       => limited -- (not excessive)
       => middle-of-the-road -- (not extreme, especially in political views)
       => minimalist -- (advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics))
       => modest, small -- (not large but sufficient in size or amount; "a modest salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way")
          Also See-> mild#1; temperate#2

Sense 2
moderate, temperate -- (not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism")
       => mild (vs. intense) -- (moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism")

Sense 3
moderate, restrained -- (marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response")
       => temperate (vs. intemperate) -- (not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking")

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