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English definition of “moderate”

moderate

adjective (MEDIUM-SIZED)    /ˈmɒd.ər.ət/ US  /ˈmɑː.dɚ-/
C1 neither small nor large in size , amount , degree , or strength : The cabin is of moderate size - just right for a small family . moderate growth / inflation He's a moderate drinker . Imposing sanctions is a moderate action when you consider that the alternative is military intervention . There has been a moderate improvement in her health since she began the treatment . We have had moderate success in changing people's attitudes .Medium-sized moderately     /-li/ adverb C2 There's very little moderately priced housing in this area . The company remains moderately profitable , but it is not making as much money as it should.Some and quiteMedium-sized
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