verb (used without object), hes·i·tat·ed, hes·i·tat·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR hesitate
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OTHER WORDS FROM hesitatehes·i·tat·er, hes·i·ta·tor, nounhes·i·tat·ing·ly, adverbpre·hes·i·tate, verb (used without object), pre·hes·i·tat·ed, pre·hes·i·tat·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for hesitate
It has bumped some contenders off this list, good barbecue joints, places I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Overall, though, we hope you’ll find the interactive both fun and informative — and if you’ve got any questions, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.We’re Letting You Mess With Our Presidential Forecast, But Try Not To Make The Map Too Weird|Nate Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org)|October 21, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Coinbase hesitated to comply—apparently over concerns whether the phrase would also mean support for defunding the police—but Armstrong eventually did on Twitter after a virtual walkout.Coinbase says 60 employees are leaving over its apolitical stance|Lucinda Shen|October 9, 2020|Fortune
Michigan voters are entitled to a full, free and fair election in November and my office will not hesitate to pursue those who jeopardize that.Conservative operatives face felony charges in connection with robocalls seeking to mislead voters|Meryl Kornfield|October 2, 2020|Washington Post
According to a consumer survey conducted by Fan & Fuel, 97% of participants said customer reviews factor into their buying decisions, and 92% of consumers hesitate to make a purchase when there are no customer reviews.
If the matter were just about adding his name to backers of the legislation, Rubio would not be hesitating.Marco Rubio Weighs Supporting Abortion Ban, a Tricky Stand|Eleanor Clift|July 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In other states, unusual circumstances have left the Democrats hesitating while Republicans forge ahead with runs.
The sound of merry voices and laughing came from within, and his first hesitating knock was unanswered.Tom Brown's School Days|Thomas Hughes
"I've heard nothing about Mr. Stimcoe," answered Captain Branscome, after a hesitating pause.Poison Island|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
While I was hesitating, a woman came toward me from the direction of the dance.Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII)|Charles Paul de Kock
Then she remembered Mrs. Hobbs' parting command and stopped, hesitating.Mary-'Gusta|Joseph C. Lincoln
He was rigidly looking along the sights of his rifle, hesitating to fire.Kiddie the Scout|Robert Leighton