not at either end of a range of size, force, etc.but perhaps nearer the lower end than the higher
done or kept within sensible limits
avoiding or not accepting ideas that are very different from those of most people; not politically extreme
make or become less in force, degree, rate, etc.; reduce
"a moderate income"
"a moderate fine"
"a moderate estimate"
"a moderate eater"
"a kitchen of moderate size"
"the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"
"a moderate penalty"
"temperate in his response to criticism"
"moderate in his demands"
"restrained in his response"
"John moderated the discussion"
"moderate your speed"
"moderate your alcohol intake"
"hold your tongue"
"hold your temper"
"control your anger"
"He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
"Tone down that aggressive letter"
"The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
O love, be moderate, allay thy ecstacy.
出自：Merchant of Venice , Shakespeare
In the reformation of religion, his first steps were moderate and cautious.
Teetotallers and moderate drinkers will probably be at war on this point.
I..advise you to moderate your demands.
出自： T. Lediard
A short-tempered man who has difficulty moderating his excessive vigour.
出自： T. Capote