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moderate

adjective  /ˈmɑd·ər·ɪt/ us  

moderate adjective (MEDIUM)

being within a middle range in size, amount, or degree; neither great nor little: The rent has gone up over the years, but in moderate amounts. The company was of moderate size, with about 50 employees.

moderate adjective (SOME)

some, but not as much or as great as desired: There has been moderate improvement in her health since she began the treatment.

moderate adjective (NOT EXTREME)

(of opinions) not extreme: When she was young she was a radical, but her political views have become more moderate as she has gotten older.
moderate
noun [C]  /ˈmɑd·ər·ɪt/ us  
Of the seven members of the committee, five were political moderates.
moderation
noun [U]  /ˌmɑd·əˈreɪ·ʃən/ us  
My doctor advised me to eat anything I want as long as it’s in moderation.
Translations of “moderate”
in Korean 보통의…
in Arabic مُعْتَدِل…
in French moyen…
in Turkish vasat, orta, ılımlı…
in Italian moderato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中等的, 不過分的,適度的…
in Russian умеренный…
in Polish umiarkowany…
in Spanish regular…
in Portuguese moderado…
in German mittelmäßig…
in Catalan moderat…
in Japanese ほどほどの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中等的, 不过分的,适度的…
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