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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hes·i·tate /ˈhɛzəˌtet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hes·i·tate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hesitated p. pr. & vb. n. Hesitating.]
 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.
 Syn: -- To doubt; waver; scruple; deliberate; demur; falter; stammer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hes·i·tate, v. t. To utter with hesitation or to intimate by a reluctant manner. [Poetic & R.]
    Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness;
           "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures" [syn: waver,
      2: interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The
         speaker paused" [syn: pause]