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Synonyms for moderate

Synonyms for moderate

not excessive or extreme in amount, degree, or force

kept within sensible limits

suited to or within the means of ordinary people

not steep or abrupt

requiring little effort or exertion

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free from extremes in temperature

of small intensity

to make or become less severe or extreme

to become or cause to become less active or intense

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a person who takes a position in the political center

preside over

make less fast or intense

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make less severe or harsh

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make less strong or intense

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restrain

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being within reasonable or average limits

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not extreme

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marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

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Moderates regained control of the board in 2000 but lost it two years later.
Rather than chant "Islam means peace; trust us," we moderates have got to steel our spines, free our minds, and articulate humane interpretations of the Koran if we're going to compete for Islam's soul.
Many moderates were dismayed when the old guard refused to join protests against federal budget cuts that fall disproportionately on the poor in favor of what James Dobson called "pro-family tax cuts.
The implication of this argument is that moderates were more parochial, with limited academic experiences outside of the South, and were unfamiliar with neo-evangelical writings.
His core of rabid supporters held together while moderate candidates split the rest of the vote, allowing Duke to make the final election with a low percentage.
Tom] McClintock is favored by the [Republican] party's conservative base, which worries about [Arnold] Schwarzenegger's more moderate social views on issues such as abortion and domestic partnerships.
Although many observers saw the 1994 election as a rejection of liberalism, professors Leonard Williams, Neil Wollman and Abigail Fuller found that moderate Democratic incumbents, not liberal ones, were more likely to lose their bids for reelection.
Still, the very fact that centrist forces, including those with Islamist coloration, respond to repression with yet another moderate political party attempt or the founding of a newspaper with a genuinely independent stance keeps the hope of peaceful and non-coercive alternatives alive.
Therefore, moderates may be healthier because of some other, as yet unidentified, factor.
Liberty Media Corporation Chief Technical Officer Tony Werner moderates this panel that reflects on emerging trends in home-networking as a medium for distribution not only of Internet connectivity but full-fledged video and entertainment services.
A whole team of Republican moderates helped push through the great civil-rights legislation of the 1960s and was indispensable in creating Medicare in 1965.
I believe now that we have science standards that the rest of the world could look to," said Carol Rupe, one of the newly elected moderates.
Moderates of various stripes, the ministers opposed extremism by both sides.
With the conservative faction now indisputably in control of the Ventura County Republican Central Committee, raising money to do battle in the November election could be hampered, moderates charge.
Will Republican moderates back-burner gay issues while they wrestle with conservatives for control?