Synonyms of 'moderate'
not extreme or excessiveHe was an easy-going man of very moderate views.
The area is famous for its mild winters.
reasonable, , , , ,
He's a reasonable sort of chap.
He was firm and steady, unlike other men she knew.
You don't get rich, but you can earn a modest living from it.
He felt he'd been very restrained.
We are now far more sober and realistic.
temperate, , ,
The valley keeps a temperate climate throughout the year.
not extreme or excessiveA moderate amount of stress can be beneficial.
The boy answered him in reasonable French.
There was one restaurant that looked acceptable.
of average quality or extentThe drug offered only moderate improvements.
I was only average academically.
a man of middling height
foods which contain only medium levels of sodium
He had a fair command of English.
The food here is cheap, but very ordinary.
She had starred in several indifferent movies.
His university record was mediocre.
Their lunch was only so-so.
The meal was passable, but nothing special.
a pretty unexceptional bunch of players
half-pie (New Zealand, informal),
fair to middling (informal)
to make or become less extreme or violentThey are hoping that she will be persuaded to moderate her views.
He could not think how to soften the blow of what he had to tell her.
Try to control that temper of yours.
He had to learn to temper his enthusiasm.
regulate, , ,
He breathed deeply, trying to regulate the pound of his heartbeat.
The medication is said to decrease the risk of heart attack.
He must learn to curb that temper of his.
He grabbed my arm, partly to restrain me.
Two regiments were called out to tame the crowds.
subdue, , ,
He forced himself to subdue and overcome his fears.
People who repress their emotions risk having nightmares.
ways of mitigating the effects of an explosion
Is this just something to pacify the critics?
to make or become less extreme or violentThe crisis has moderated somewhat.
to preside over a meeting, discussion, etc.trying to moderate a quarrel between the two states
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in the sense of abate
to make or become less strongThe storms soon abated.
in the sense of acceptable
good enoughThere was one restaurant that looked acceptable.
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