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moderating

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  • verbrestrain, control
  • verbmediate, arbitrate
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Synonyms for moderating

verb restrain, control
  • 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

Antonyms for moderating

  • 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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More words related to moderating

abstemious

adjective. restraining behavior or appetite
  • abstinent
  • ascetic
  • austere
  • continent
  • frugal
  • moderate
  • moderating
  • restrained
  • self-denying
  • self-restrained
  • sober
  • sparing
  • temperate

extenuating

adjective. serving as an excuse
  • condoning
  • diminishing
  • justifying
  • lessening
  • mitigating
  • moderating
  • palliating
  • qualifying
  • reducing
  • sanitizing
  • softening
  • varnishing
  • whitewashing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.