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moderated

[ adjective, noun mod-er-it, mod-rit; verb mod-uh-reyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF moderated
  • verbrestrain, control
  • verbmediate, arbitrate

Synonyms for moderated

  • abate
  • alleviate
  • constrain
  • cool
  • curb
  • decrease
  • die down
  • diminish
  • lessen
  • mitigate
  • modify
  • reduce
  • slacken
  • slow
  • soften
  • subdue
  • subside
  • temper
  • tone down
  • wane
  • allay
  • appease
  • assuage
  • calm
  • chasten
  • check
  • decline
  • fall
  • modulate
  • mollify
  • pacify
  • qualify
  • quiet
  • regulate
  • relent
  • relieve
  • repress
  • soft-pedal
  • tame
  • cool out
  • ease off
  • let up
  • meet halfway
  • play down
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Antonyms for moderated

  • aggravate
  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • incite
  • increase
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • magnify
  • prolong
  • raise
  • release
  • rise
  • strengthen
  • upset
  • agitate
  • aid
  • allow
  • ascend
  • assist
  • go up
  • help
  • permit
  • provoke
  • trouble
  • worry
  • egg on
  • free
  • let go
  • liberate
  • turn over
  • unleash
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MODERATED

After some hours of huddling I observed that the temperature had moderated.

When finally Dolly's outburst had moderated, the old lady spoke.

We might stick by Mr. de Vervillin until it moderated, and then pay our respects to him.

"We have plenty of time," Philip said, as he moderated the pace at which they had started.

She has taught our revolutionary spirits and moderated our party passions.

Even play should be moderated and abstained from entirely if there is any pain.

The weather had moderated, and rain had fallen during the night.

The gale had moderated, and the ship was again put on her course.

So, as the gale had moderated somewhat, I determined to heave-to.

Greatly am I to blame, not to have moderated my pleasure and your vivacity.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., originally of weather and other physical conditions, from Latin moderatus "within bounds, observing moderation;" figuratively "modest, restrained," past participle of moderari "to regulate, mitigate, restrain, temper, set a measure, keep (something) within measure," related to modus "measure," from PIE *med-es-, from base *med- (see medical (adj.)). The notion is "keeping within due measure." In English, of persons from early 15c.; of opinions from 1640s; of prices from 1904. Related: Moderateness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MODERATED

diluted/dilute

adjectivethinned, weakened
  • adulterated
  • attenuated
  • cut
  • impaired
  • impoverished
  • laced
  • light
  • moderated
  • reduced
  • shaved
  • spiked
  • tempered
  • washy
  • watered down
  • waterish
  • watery
  • wishy-washy

most dilute

adjectivethinned, weakened
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