My use of “Moderate” in the New Year
New Year’s Day:
The word moderate popped into my mind whilst pondering the various new year’s resolutions I was to declare and try to keep. I decided to get accurate definition so as to make accurate resolution. The word, and it’s various forms, can be used as most parts of the English language. As describing adjective, an object (noun), and a verb (in two ways). Malleable usage for the quite middle of the road word. (See definition below)
Nevertheless, this is my declared new year’s resolution….to be moderate (adjective) in all things, except my love of God, family and friends. I will not be moderate (noun form). However I will be moderate (verb form).
Hope that clears it up for you all.
As to how to measure my dedication to this resolution….well…I’m still working on that…should be something moderately simple to achieve. 🙂
Happy New Year to you all.
(and to prove it’s point, this post has been moderately boring)
[adj., n. mod-er-it, mod-rit; v. mod-uh-reyt] Show IPA Pronunciation
adjective, noun, verb, -at⋅ed, -at⋅ing.
1. kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense: a moderate price.
2. of medium quantity, extent, or amount: a moderate income.
3. mediocre or fair: moderate talent.
4. calm or mild, as of the weather.
5. of or pertaining to moderates, as in politics or religion.
6. a person who is moderate in opinion or opposed to extreme views and actions, esp. in politics or religion.
7. (usually initial capital letter) a member of a political party advocating moderate reform.
–verb (used with object)
8. to reduce the excessiveness of; make less violent, severe, intense, or rigorous: to moderate the sharpness of one’s words.
9. to preside over or at (a public forum, meeting, discussion, etc.).
–verb (used without object)
10. to become less violent, severe, intense, or rigorous.
11. to act as moderator; preside.
1350–1400; ME moderate (adj.), moderaten (v.) < L moderātus (ptp. of moderārī to restrain, control), equiv. to moderā- v. s. (see modest ) + -tus ptp. suffix