Nouns (4)
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moderate, middle of the roader, centrist, middle-of-the-roader
n. a person who espouses a view in the political center; "The politician was a middle-of-the-roader who had an ability to cooperate with both sides of the aisle."
Verbs (20)
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mellow, moderate
v. become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed"
temper, moderate, chasten
v. restrain
moderate, curb, check, contain, hold, control, hold in
v. 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"
lead, chair, moderate
v. preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
tone down, moderate
v. express less strongly
tone down, tame, moderate
v. make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
Adverbs (0)
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Adjectives (6)
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temperate, moderate
adj. not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
moderate
adj. 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"
moderate
adj. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
restrained, moderate
adj. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
Fuzzynyms (162)
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soothe
v. cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"
assuage, palliate, alleviate, relieve
v. provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
vary, alter, change
v. become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
modify, alter, change
v. 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"
modify
v. make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
restrict, qualify
v. make more specific; "qualify these remarks"
cut back, curb, curtail, restrict
v. place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
mature
v. become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"
turn down
v. take a downward direction; "The economy finally turned down after a long boom"
turn down
v. take a downward direction; "The economy finally turned down after a long boom"
indurate, harden, inure
v. cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"
tone
v. change the color or tone of; "tone a negative"
mollify, season, temper
v. make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
mollify, season, temper
v. make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
harden, temper
v. harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"
toughen
v. make tough or tougher; "This experience will toughen her"
contract, narrow
v. make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
acclimatise, acclimate, acclimatize
v. get used to a certain climate; "They never acclimatized in Egypt"
get accustomed, adapt, adjust
v. adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
get accustomed, adapt, adjust
v. adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
lour, lower
v. set lower; "lower a rating"; "lower expectations"
lour, lower
v. set lower; "lower a rating"; "lower expectations"
make up one's mind, determine, decide
v. reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
destine, specify, designate, intend
v. design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
have in mind, think of, mean
v. intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
demarcate
v. separate clearly, as if by boundaries
arbitrate, liaise, intermediate, mediate, intercede
v. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a settlement"
mitigate
v. make less severe or harsh; "mitigating circumstances"
mitigate
v. make less severe or harsh; "mitigating circumstances"
characterise, characterize, qualify
v. describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of; "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"
define
v. give a definition for the meaning of a word; "Define `sadness'"
modulate, inflect, tone
v. vary the pitch of one's speech
bridle
v. put a bridle on; "bridle horses"
straiten
v. squeeze together
straiten
v. squeeze together
ground
v. confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
repress, muffle, strangle, stifle, smother
v. conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
pacify
v. fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location); "The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"
abase, humble, chagrin, mortify, humiliate
v. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
muzzle
v. fit with a muzzle; "muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"
tone down, dampen, damp, dull, mute, muffle
v. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
hold in, contain, restrain, moderate, curb, control
v. 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"
regularise, govern, order, regularize, regulate
v. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
intervene
v. occur between other event or between certain points of time; "the war intervened between the birth of her two children"
abundant
adj. present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"
washed-out, washy, faded, bleached
adj. having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors"
pastel
adj. delicate and pale in color; "pastel pink"
thin, sparse
adj. not dense; "a thin beard"; "trees were sparse"
expensive
adj. high in price or charging high prices; "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop"
overpriced
adj. too costly for the value; "overpriced items at resort shops"
outmost, outermost
adj. situated at the farthest possible point from a center
freehanded, openhanded, liberal, giving, handsome, bountiful, bounteous, bighearted, big
adj. given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
absurd
adj. inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense; "the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman
conservative, cautious
adj. avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate"
fairish, reasonable, fair
adj. not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"
usurious, unconscionable, steep, outrageous, extortionate, exorbitant
adj. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
outrageous, horrific, horrid, hideous
adj. grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
great
adj. remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; "a great crisis"; "had a great stake in the outcome"
cold-eyed, dispassionate
adj. unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice; "a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact"
rational
adj. consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"
unreasoning, blind
adj. not based on reason or evidence; "blind hatred"; "blind faith"; "unreasoning panic"
overweening, exuberant, extravagant, excessive
adj. unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"
middle-of-the-road, centrist
n. supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative
scotch, stinting, sparing, frugal, economical
adj. avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only informally"
Synonyms (5)
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gentle
adj. having or showing a kindly or tender nature; "the gentle touch of her hand"; "her gentle manner was comforting"; "a gentle sensitive nature"; "gentle blue eyes"
mild-mannered
adj. behaving in or having a mild or gentle manner
moderate
adj. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
restrained, moderate
adj. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
Antonyms (24)
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expand
v. make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing"
immoderate
adj. beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"
sinful, extraordinary, over-the-top
adj. far more than usual or expected; "an extraordinary desire for approval"; "it was an over-the-top experience"
usurious, unconscionable, steep, outrageous, extortionate, exorbitant
adj. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
extreme
adj. beyond a norm in views or actions; "an extreme conservative"; "an extreme liberal"; "extreme views on integration"; "extreme opinions"
ultra, radical, extremist
adj. (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm; "extremist political views"; "radical opinions on education"; "an ultra conservative"
rabid
adj. of or infected by rabies
profound
adj. showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"
profound
adj. showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"
overweening, exuberant, extravagant, excessive
adj. unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"
intemperate
adj. excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage"
intemperate
adj. excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage"
moderate
Parts Of Speech
  • Nouns
    4
  • Verbs
    20
  • Adverbs
    0
  • Adjectives
    6
Relationships
  • Fuzzynyms
    162
  • Synonyms
    5
  • Antonyms
    24

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