- adj. 稳健的，温和的；适度的，中等的；有节制的
- vi. 变缓和，变弱
- vt. 节制；减轻
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1. mode(模式)+rate(速度)=moderate 模式速度要适度。
- moderate:  Latin moderārī or moderāre meant ‘reduce, control’. They were derived from an unrecorded *modes- (source also of modest), which was related to modus ‘measure’ (source of English mode and model), and hence denoted etymologically ‘keep within due measure’. Their past participle moderātus was taken over by English as an adjective, and converted into a verb in the 15th century.
=> mode, model, modern, modest
- moderate (adj.)
- late 14c., originally of weather and other physical conditions, from Latin moderatus "within bounds, observing moderation;" figuratively "modest, restrained," past participle of moderari "to regulate, mitigate, restrain, temper, set a measure, keep (something) within measure," related to modus "measure," from PIE *med-es-, from base *med- (see medical (adj.)). The notion is "keeping within due measure." In English, of persons from early 15c.; of opinions from 1640s; of prices from 1904. Related: Moderateness.
- moderate (v.)
- early 15c., "to abate excessiveness;" from Latin moderatus, past participle of moderari (see moderate (adj.)). Meaning "to preside over a debate" is first attested 1570s. Related: Moderated; moderating.
- moderate (n.)
- "one who holds moderate opinions on controversial subjects," 1794, from moderate (adj.). Related: Moderatism; -moderantism.
- 1. Futures prices recovered from sharp early declines to end with moderate losses.
- 2. There were three moderate climbs to just below the 450 feet contour.
- 3. The new centre-right government's radical objectives are often couched in moderate terms.
- 4. Contrary to popular belief, moderate exercise actually decreases your appetite.
- 5. The chops should be cooked over moderate heat to prevent excessive charring.
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