moderate ADJECTIVE 1) average in amount, intensity, or degree. 2) (of a political position) not radical or extreme.
NOUN a person with moderate views.
VERB 1) make or become less extreme or intense. 2) review (examination papers or results) to ensure consistency of marking. 3) preside over (a deliberative body or a debate).
DERIVATIVES moderately adverb.
ORIGIN from Latin moderare 'reduce, control' ; related to MODEST(Cf. ↑modestly).

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