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Another word for moderate

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Adjective
  1. Not excessive or extreme in amount, degree, or force

      1. Of or occurring in the Temperate Zone:
      2. Characterized by moderate temperatures, weather, or climate; neither hot nor cold.
      3. Moderate in degree or quality; restrained:
      1. Capable of reasoning; rational:
      2. Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
      3. Being within the bounds of common sense:
      1. Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
      2. Having or proceeding from a disinclination to call attention to oneself; retiring or diffident:
      3. Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress, especially in the avoidance of arousing sexual interest.
    See also:

    edge

    big

  2. Kept within sensible limits

  3. Suited to or within the means of ordinary people

      1. Capable of reasoning; rational:
      2. Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
      3. Being within the bounds of common sense:
      1. Widely liked or appreciated:
      2. Liked by acquaintances; sought after for company:
      3. Of, representing, or carried on by the people at large:
      1. Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
      2. Having or proceeding from a disinclination to call attention to oneself; retiring or diffident:
      3. Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress, especially in the avoidance of arousing sexual interest.
    See also:

    money

  4. Not steep or abrupt

      1. Occurring or developing slowly or by small increments:
      2. The liturgical book containing the chants for the Mass.
      3. A biblical text sung between the Epistle and the Gospel of the Mass.
      1. Considerate or kindly in disposition; amiable and tender.
      2. Not harsh or severe; mild and soft:
      3. Easily managed or handled; docile:
      1. Capable of being accomplished or acquired with ease; posing no difficulty:
      2. Likely to happen by accident or without intention:
      3. Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding:
    See also:

    rise

  5. Requiring little effort or exertion

      1. Electromagnetic radiation that is visible, perceivable by the normal human eye as colors between red and violet, having frequencies between 400 terahertz and 790 terahertz and wavelengths between 750 nanometers and 380 nanometers.
      2. Electromagnetic radiation of any frequency or wavelength.
      3. The sensation of perceiving light; brightness:
      1. Capable of being accomplished or acquired with ease; posing no difficulty:
      2. Likely to happen by accident or without intention:
      3. Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding:
    See also:

    easy

  6. Free from extremes in temperature

      1. Of or occurring in the Temperate Zone:
      2. Characterized by moderate temperatures, weather, or climate; neither hot nor cold.
      3. Moderate in degree or quality; restrained:
      1. Gentle or kind in disposition, manners, or behavior.
      2. Moderate in type, degree, effect, or force:
      3. Not extreme:
    See also:

    edge

  7. Of small intensity

      1. Yielding readily to pressure or weight:
      2. Easily molded, cut, or worked:
      3. Not tense and therefore capable of absorbing the impact of a ball or puck and of catching, receiving, or controlling it:
      1. Small in size, degree, or amount:
      2. Lacking strength, substance, or solidity; frail:
      3. Of small importance or consideration; trifling:
      1. Electromagnetic radiation that is visible, perceivable by the normal human eye as colors between red and violet, having frequencies between 400 terahertz and 790 terahertz and wavelengths between 750 nanometers and 380 nanometers.
      2. Electromagnetic radiation of any frequency or wavelength.
      3. The sensation of perceiving light; brightness:
      1. Considerate or kindly in disposition; amiable and tender.
      2. Not harsh or severe; mild and soft:
      3. Easily managed or handled; docile:
    See also:

    strong

  8. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent

    See also:

    good

Verb
  1. To make or become less severe or extreme

      1. (idiomatic) To relax; to make quieter or less obtrusive; to make milder.
      2. To moderate or relax; to diminish or weaken the striking characteristics of; to soften.
      3. To make a television program, piece of writing, etc. less offensive and so more suitable for a family audience.
      1. To modify by the addition of a moderating element; moderate:
      2. To bring to a desired consistency, texture, hardness, or other physical condition by blending, admixing, or kneading:
      3. To harden or strengthen (metal or glass) by application of heat or by heating and cooling.
      1. Brought from wildness into a domesticated or tractable state.
      2. Naturally unafraid; not timid:
      3. Submissive; docile; fawning:
      1. To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
      2. To bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome:
      3. To make less intense or prominent; reduce or tone down:
      1. To make soft or softer.
      2. To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
      3. To make less harsh, strident, or critical:
      1. To make competent or eligible for an office, position, or task:
      2. To declare competent or capable, as to practice a profession; certify:
      3. To render deserving of a descriptor by having or enumerating certain necessary characteristics:
      1. Refraining from producing speech or vocal sound.
      2. Unable to speak.
      3. Unable to vocalize, as certain animals.
    See also:

    increase

  2. To become or cause to become less active or intense

    See also:

    increase

Another word for moderate

Modifier
  1. Not expensive

  2. Not extreme

  3. Not radical

  4. Average

      1. Of ordinary or undistinguished quality.
      1. Of pleasing appearance, especially because of a pure or fresh quality; comely.
      2. Light in color, especially blond:
      3. Of light complexion:
      1. Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
      2. Having or proceeding from a disinclination to call attention to oneself; retiring or diffident:
      3. Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress, especially in the avoidance of arousing sexual interest.
      1. Of medium size, position, or quality.
      2. Mediocre.
      3. Pork or bacon cut from between the ham and shoulder of a pig.
    See also:

    common

  5. Not indulgent