moderation


moderation
noun
ADJECTIVE
great
VERB + MODERATION
call for, preach

The government called for greater moderation on the part of the unions.

practise/practice, show
MODERATION + VERB
be the key to sth

Moderation is the key to good health.

PREPOSITION
in moderation

Drinking alcohol is fine in moderation.

with moderation

Always act with moderation.


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  • moderation — [mäd΄ər ā′shən] n. 1. a moderating, or bringing within bounds 2. avoidance of excesses or extremes 3. absence of violence; calmness in moderation to a moderate degree; without excess …   English World dictionary

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