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Definition of moderate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    moderate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈmɑdəˌreɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they moderate
     
    he / she / it moderates
     
    past simple moderated
     
    -ing form moderating
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to become or make something become less extreme, severe, etc. By evening the wind had moderated slightly. moderate something We agreed to moderate our original demands.
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] moderate (something) to be in charge of a discussion or debate and make sure it is fair The television debate was moderated by a law professor. a moderated newsgroup
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