Mediate vs Moderate - What's the difference?

mediate | moderate |


As verbs the difference between mediate and moderate

is that mediate is to resolve differences, or to bring about a settlement, between conflicting parties while moderate is to reduce the excessiveness of (something).

As adjectives the difference between mediate and moderate

is that mediate is acting through a mediating agency while moderate is not excessive; acting in moderation.

As a noun moderate is

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

mediate

English

Verb

(mediat)
  • To resolve differences, or to bring about a settlement, between conflicting parties.
  • To intervene between conflicting parties in order to resolve differences or bring about a settlement.
  • To divide into two equal parts.
  • (Holder)
  • To act as an intermediary causal or communicative agent; convey
  • Adjective

  • Acting through a mediating agency.
  • * (Oliver Sacks)
  • Vygotsky saw the development of language and mental powers as neither learned, in the ordinary way, nor emerging epigenetically, but as being social and mediate in nature, as arising from the interaction of adult and child, and as internalizing the cultural instrument of language for the processes of thought.
  • Intermediate between extremes.
  • (Prior)
  • Gained or effected by a medium or condition.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • * Sir W. Hamilton
  • An act of mediate knowledge is complex.

    Derived terms

    * mediately

    moderate

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not excessive; acting in moderation
  • moderate language
    a moderate Calvinist
    travelling at a moderate speed
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • A number of moderate members managed to obtain a majority in a thin house.
  • Mediocre
  • Average priced; standard-deal
  • Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle.
  • a moderate winter
  • * Walter
  • moderate showers
  • (US, politics) Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.
  • Derived terms

    * moderately * moderateness

    Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Noun

    (wikipedia moderate) (en noun)
  • 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.

    Verb

    (moderat)
  • To reduce the excessiveness of (something)
  • to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • By its astringent quality, it moderates the relaxing quality of warm water.
  • * Spenser
  • To moderate stiff minds disposed to strive.
  • To become less excessive
  • To preside over (something) as a moderator
  • to moderate a synod
  • To act as a moderator; to assist in bringing to compromise
  • Synonyms

    * (reduce excesses ) temperate * (preside ) arbitrate, chair

    Derived terms

    * moderation * moderating

    References

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