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hesitate

hes·i·tate

hesitate

 
 
pronunciation:
he zih teIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: hesitated, hesitates, hesitating
definition: to stop or pause because of not feeling sure.
I hesitated before diving into the pool.
similar words:
halt, pause
derivation: hesitatingly (adv.)
Word History
Hesitate is from a Latin word that means "to stick, cling, or hold back."