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Definition of Hesitate


  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. To stammer; to falter in speaking.
  3. To utter with hesitation or to intimate by a reluctant manner.

Hesitate Quotations

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.

A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
Golda Meir

Most people talk; we do things. They plan; we achieve. They hesitate; we move ahead. We are living proof that when human beings have the courage and commitment to transform a dream into reality, there is nothing that can stop them.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask someone else first.
Kurt Cobain
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Hesitate Translations

hesitate in Dutch is aarzelen, schoorvoeten, dubben
hesitate in Italian is esitare
hesitate in Latin is dubito
hesitate in Spanish is vacilar
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