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moderating

 
Adjective moderating has 1 sense
  1. moderating - lessening in intensity or strength
    Antonyms:
    intensifying, aggravating, exacerbating, exasperating, augmentative, enhancive, deepening, gathering, thickening, heightening
Verb moderate has 6 senses
  1. moderate, chair, lead - preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
    --1 is one way to hash out, discuss, talk over
    Derived form: noun moderator3
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue moderate
  2. moderate - make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed"
    --2 is one way to
    decelerate, slow down
    Derived form: noun moderation1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
    --3 is one way to restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back
    Derived form: noun moderation1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. mince, soften, moderate - make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
    --4 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun moderation4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. tone down, moderate, tame - make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
    --5 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun moderation1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. chasten, moderate, temper - restrain or temper
    --6 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun moderator4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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