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English definition of “moderate”
/ˈmɒdəreɪt/ verb [I or T]
› to become smaller or less, or to make something do this: Oil prices are expected to moderate. In the short term a rising currency helps to moderate inflation.
› to become less extreme, or to make something do this: His views on some social issues had moderated over time. There have been repeated calls for the director to moderate his plans for layoffs.