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Moderate vs. Intermediate

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Moderateadjective

Not excessive; acting in moderation

‘moderate language’; ‘a moderate Calvinist’; ‘travelling at a moderate speed’;

Intermediateadjective

Being between two extremes, or in the middle of a range.

Moderateadjective

Mediocre

Intermediatenoun

Anything in an intermediate position.

Moderateadjective

Average priced; standard-deal

Intermediatenoun

An intermediary.

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Moderateadjective

Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle.

‘a moderate winter’;

Intermediatenoun

(chemistry) Any substance formed as part of a series of chemical reactions that is not the end-product.

Moderateadjective

Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.

Intermediateverb

(intransitive) To mediate, to be an intermediate.

Moderatenoun

One who holds an intermediate position between extremes, as in politics.

‘While the moderates usually propose political compromise, it's often only achieved when the extremists allow them so’; ‘The moderates are the natural advocates of ecumenism against the fanatics of their churches.''’;

Intermediateverb

(transitive) To arrange, in the manner of a broker.

‘Central banks need to regulate the entities that intermediate monetary transactions.’;

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Moderateverb

(transitive) To reduce the excessiveness of (something)

‘to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.’;

Intermediateadjective

Lying or being in the middle place or degree, or between two extremes; coming or done between; intervening; interposed; interjacent; as, an intermediate space or time; intermediate colors.

Moderateverb

(intransitive) To become less excessive

Intermediateadjective

Of or pertaining to an intermediate school; as, intermediate education.

Moderateverb

(transitive) To preside over (something) as a moderator

‘to moderate a synod’;

Intermediateverb

To come between; to intervene; to interpose.

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Moderateverb

(intransitive) To act as a moderator; to assist in bringing to compromise

Intermediatenoun

A person who intermediates between others, especially in negotiations; an intermediary; a mediator.

Moderateadjective

Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained

‘A number of moderate members managed . . . to obtain a majority in a thin house.’;

Intermediatenoun

Something that is intermediate.

Moderateadjective

Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle; as, a moderate winter.

Intermediatenoun

A compound which is produced in the course of a chemical synthesis, which is not itself the final product, but is used in further reactions which produce the final product; also called synthetic intermediate, intermediate compound or intermediate product; - contrasted to starting material and end product or final product. There may be many different intermediates between the starting material and end product in the course of a complex synthesis; as, many industrial chemicals are produced primarily to be used as intermediates in other syntheses.

Moderatenoun

One of a party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, and part of the 19th, professing moderation in matters of church government, in discipline, and in doctrine.

Intermediatenoun

a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained

Moderateverb

To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence, intensity, or excess; to keep within bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind.

‘By its astringent quality, it moderates the relaxing quality of warm water.’; ‘To moderate stiff minds disposed to strive.’;

Intermediateverb

act between parties with a view to reconciling differences;

‘He interceded in the family dispute’; ‘He mediated a settlement’;

Moderateverb

To preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting or a discussion; as, to moderate a synod; to moderate a debate.

Intermediateadjective

lying between two extremes in time or space or degree;

‘going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands’; ‘intermediate stages in a process’; ‘intermediate stops on the route’; ‘an intermediate level’; ‘the last time I saw Paris’; ‘the last day of the month’; ‘had the last word’; ‘waited until the last minute’; ‘he raised his voice in a last supreme call’; ‘the last game of the season’; ‘down to his last nickel’;

Moderateverb

To become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated.

Intermediateadjective

around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures;

‘an orange of average size’; ‘intermediate capacity’; ‘a plane with intermediate range’; ‘medium bombers’;

Moderateverb

To preside as a moderator.

‘Dr. Barlow [was] engaged . . . to moderate for him in the divinity disputation.’;

Intermediateadjective

coming between two things in time, place, character, etc.

‘a cooled liquid intermediate between liquid and solid’; ‘an intermediate stage of development’;

Moderatenoun

a person who takes a position in the political center

Intermediateadjective

having or suitable for a level of knowledge or skill between basic and advanced

‘an intermediate course’; ‘intermediate skiers’;

Moderateverb

preside over;

‘John moderated the discussion’;

Intermediatenoun

an intermediate thing.

Moderateverb

make less fast or intense;

‘moderate your speed’;

Intermediatenoun

a person at an intermediate level of knowledge or skill

‘photography courses for beginners and intermediates’;

Moderateverb

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’;

Intermediatenoun

a chemical compound formed by one reaction and then taking part in another, especially during synthesis

‘a pathway leading to the formation of reactive intermediates’;

Moderateverb

make less severe or harsh;

‘He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears’;

Intermediateverb

act as intermediary; mediate

‘groups which intermediated between the individual and the state’;

Moderateverb

make less strong or intense; soften;

‘Tone down that aggressive letter’; ‘The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements’;

Moderateverb

restrain or temper

Moderateadjective

being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme;

‘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’;

Moderateadjective

not extreme;

‘a moderate penalty’; ‘temperate in his response to criticism’;

Moderateadjective

marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes;

‘moderate in his demands’; ‘restrained in his response’;

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