moderate
noun.
a person who takes a position in the political center
verb.
preside over
John moderated the discussion
Synonym: chair, lead
verb.
make less fast or intense
moderate your speed
verb.
lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
moderate your alcohol intake|hold your tongue|hold your temper|control your anger
verb.
make less severe or harsh
He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears
Synonym: soften, mince
verb.
make less strong or intense; soften
Tone down that aggressive letter|The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements
Synonym: tame, tone down
verb.
make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else
she tempered her criticism
Synonym: temper, season, mollify
adj.
being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme
moderate prices|a moderate income|a moderate fine|moderate demands|a moderate estimate|a moderate eater|moderate success|a kitchen of moderate size|the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart
adj.
not extreme
a moderate penalty|temperate in his response to criticism
Synonym: temperate
adj.
marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
moderate in his demands|restrained in his response
Synonym: restrained
Antonym: immoderate