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English definition of “moderate”

moderate

verb [I or T]     /ˈmɒd.ər.eɪt/ US  /ˈmɑː.də.reɪt/
C2 to ( cause to) become less in size , strength , or force ; to reduce something: There have been repeated calls for the president to moderate his stance on contraception . Weather conditions have moderated, making a rescue attempt possible .Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong UK specialized education to make certain that all the people marking an examination use the same standards : The marked scripts are sent away to be moderated.
(Definition of moderate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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