Associations to the word «Hesitate»


HESITATE, verb. (intransitive) To stop or pause respecting decision or action; to be in suspense or uncertainty as to a determination.
HESITATE, verb. (intransitive) To stammer; to falter in speaking.
HESITATE, verb. (transitive) (poetic) (rare) To utter with hesitation or to intimate by a reluctant manner.

Dictionary definition

HESITATE, verb. Pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures".
HESITATE, verb. Interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused".

Wise words

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