moderate - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlemoderating
past tensemoderated
past participlemoderated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make something less extreme, or to become less extreme

    When Melanie came in, they moderated their language.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to be in charge of a discussion between people with different opinions, especially in order to make it fair to everyone involved
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] British to check that the marks given in an examination are fair and correct