What is moderate?


In politics and religion, a moderate is an individual who is not extreme, partisan or radical. In recent years, "political moderates" has gained traction as a buzzword.

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Some articles on moderate:

Moderate - As A Political Position
... who describe themselves as centrist often mean that they are moderate in their political views, advocating neither extreme left-wing politics nor right-wing politics ... American voters identifying themselves as moderate between 35–38% of the time over the last 20 years ...
List Of Members Of London County Council 1889–1919 - County Aldermen 1889–1913 - 1895-1901 Term
... C T Ritchie Moderate Lord Welby‡ Progressive Hon Evelyn Hubbard Moderate Sir Godfrey Lushington Nominated by both parties Charles Algernon Whitmore MP Moderate Earl ...
List Of Members Of London County Council 1889–1919 - County Aldermen 1889–1913 - 1904-1910 Term
... Alderman Party Alfred Fowell Buxton Moderate Isaac Mitchell Progressive Sir Francis Mowatt Progressive W E Mullins † Progressive Sir William Blake Richmond Progressive William Stephen Sanders Progressive ...
Moderate Venstre
... Moderate Venstre (English Moderate Left) may refer to the following political parties Moderate Venstre (Denmark), since 1910 a part of Venstre (Denmark) Moderate Liberal Party in ...

More definitions of "moderate":

  • (verb): Make less fast or intense.
    Example: "Moderate your speed"
  • (verb): Make less strong or intense; soften.
    Synonyms: tone down, tame
  • (adj): Being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme.
    Example: "Moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"
  • (verb): Make less severe or harsh.
    Synonyms: mince, soften
  • (verb): Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.
    Example: "Moderate your alcohol intake"
    Synonyms: control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb
  • (adj): Marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes.
    Example: "Moderate in his demands"
    Synonyms: restrained
  • (adj): Not extreme.
    Example: "A moderate penalty"
    Synonyms: temperate

Famous quotes containing the word moderate:

    I have this hope in God that he will hear our prayers, given the firm faith we place in him: and that he will accomplish this wish of ours, seeing as it is a moderate one.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)

    Our age is an age of moderate virtue
    And of moderate vice
    When men will not lay down the Cross
    Because they will never assume it.
    Yet nothing is impossible, nothing,
    To men of faith and conviction.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    No man, however benevolent, liberal, and wise, can use a large fortune so that it will do half as much good in the world as it would if it were divided into moderate sums and in the hands of workmen who had earned it by industry and frugality. The piling up of estates often does great and conspicuous good.... But no man does with accumulated wealth so much good as the same amount would do in many hands.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)