moderate - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈmɒdəreɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theymoderate
he/she/itmoderates
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