- 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[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
NAmE//ˈmɑdəˌreɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they moderate
he / she / it moderates
past simple moderated
-ing form moderating