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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Tending toward the mean or average

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Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Tending toward the mean or average. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: to lessen the intensity or extremeness of .

Usage examples (33)
  • Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond their range.
  • moderate your speed
  • moderate prices
  • moderate in his demands for more
Tutoring comment
  • A person of moderate (short u sound in the third syllable) ideas might moderate (long a sound in the third syllable) a discussion. The usage of moderate determines its pronunciation.
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