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Hesitate meaning

hesitate - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. To stop or pause respecting decision or action; to be in suspense or uncertainty as to a determination; as, he hesitated whether to accept the offer or not; men often hesitate in forming a judgment.
  2. 2. To stammer; to falter in speaking.
  3. 3. To utter with hesitation or to intimate by a reluctant manner.
  4. 4. To be undecided; falter in action or speech.

hesitate - examples of usage

  1. " And yet thou dost hesitate? - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. " I hesitate for this purpose. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. She was silent for a second or two; she seemed to have something to say, and yet to hesitate about saying it. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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