UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations adjective: /ˈmɒdərət/, verb: /ˈmɒdəreɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/adj., n. ˈmɑdərɪt, ˈmɑdrɪt; v. -əˌreɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(adj., n. modər it, modrit; v. modə rāt′)

Inflections of 'moderate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a moderate [price, tax, fine, ban, speed, distance]
  2. a moderate [amount, level, quantity, degree] (of)
  3. a moderate [increase, decrease, reduction, climb] (in)
  4. a moderate [wing, movement, group, faction, voter]
  5. moderate [political, social, religious] views
  6. his views are moderate
  7. moderate [Muslims, Republicans]
  8. has moderate [talent, knowledge of, skill]
  9. [recommended, use, apply, set] a moderate amount
  10. [earns, is on, takes home] a moderate income
  11. moderate with his [words, behavior, actions, reaction]
  12. moderate in [strength, severity, intensity]
  13. [light, mild] to moderate [conditions, wind, rain]
  14. moderate to [heavy, strong, high, low]
  1. the moderates and the far [left, right]
  2. considers himself a moderate
  3. is a political moderate
  4. trying to [appeal to, win votes from, win over] the moderates
  5. an alliance of moderates and [liberals, radicals]
  6. the moderates are gaining more [votes, support]
  7. votes held by [conservative, Democratic, Republican] moderates
  8. moderates in the party
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