Hesitate synonyms

hĕz'ĭ-tāt'
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To cause to be temporarily inactive; briefly stop the action of (an electronic device, audio or video stream, etc.)
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To fluctuate is defined as to change in amount or rise and fall.
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(Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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(Figuratively) To lose faith or vigor; to doubt or abandon (a cause).
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To be or get in the way of (a bullet or other missile); be killed or wounded by.
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To go on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persist:
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To proceed or move according to:
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To remain or stay in expectation of; await:
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To deny the legal sufficiency of an adversary’s claim, without admitting or denying the truth of the underlying facts, usually on a technical legal basis rather than the merits of the claim; to file a demurrer.
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To change between one state and another; fluctuate:
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To delay is defined as to postpone, make late or stop for awhile.
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(Idiomatic) To decide differently than one had decided before.
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To balance (a ship) by shifting its cargo or contents.
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(Intransitive, now rare) To retreat before an opponent. [from 14th c.]
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To delay unnecessarily; to while away.
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Used other than as an idiom. To pull in a backwards direction
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To take in a breath sharply and hold it, usually in reaction to a sudden shock, or surprise.
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(Intransitive) To swing back and forth, especially if with a regular rhythm.
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(Informal) To wait; to falter; to avoid proceeding through reluctance.
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To turn aside or deviate to avoid impact.
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To desert a cause, party, etc.; become a renegade; apostatize
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To discuss opposing reasons; argue
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(Computing) To remove the first value from an array.
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To move back or away, especially in fear:
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To deliberate is to think about or discuss something until you reach a conclusion.
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To be unnecessarily slow in doing something; delay; loiter
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To consider and compare or assess:
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To use equivocal language to deceive someone or avoid committing oneself to a position.
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(Idiomatic) To reconsider, use judgement; to proceed with caution or thought.
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(Idiomatic) To procrastinate, put off; to dawdle, avoid, or make progress slowly and reluctantly.
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To procrastinate.
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To mumble and procrastinate in one's speech, especially with a reply to a hard question or with voicing a decision on a topical matter; to evade a question, giving vague answers; to equivocate.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To behave inconsistently; to vacillate or to waver, as between extremes of opinion or emotion.
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Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
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To resolve (a contest, problem, dispute, etc.); to choose, determine, or settle.
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The definition of resolve is to solve, or settle something, or to make a commitment to do something.
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To arrange or settle; come to an agreement about
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To keep repeating a particular sound involuntarily during speech.
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(Intransitive) To falter; become unsteady; begin to fail or give way.
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Tending to doubt; doubtful.
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Limping; lame.
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Tending to hesitate, wait, or proceed with caution or reservation.
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Mildly ill.
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The definition of irresolute is uncertain or showing signs of indecision.
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(Slang) Foolish, mean, contemptible, etc.
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(Uncountable) The process of doubting or the state of being in doubt; hesitation, uncertainty.
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Reluctance
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Changing location by moving back and forth.
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To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
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(Archaic) To fear; to suspect.
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To doubt.
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(Scotland), Usually haiver. To maunder; to talk foolishly; to chatter; talking nonsense; to babble
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(Intransitive) To avoid verbal commitment.
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To put off; to delay (something).
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To move stealthily or cautiously.
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Sidestep is to avoid something by going around it or by not discussing it.
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To cause (an aircraft) to go into a stall.
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To be unable to make a decision; waver:
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wait
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(Idiomatic) To proceed; to begin.
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(Idiomatic) To have or maintain.
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To persist steadfastly in pursuit of an undertaking, task, journey or mission in spite of distraction, difficulty, obstacles or discouragement.
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To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon.
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The definition of dither is to be confused.
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(Intransitive) To stop either temporarily or permanently.
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To move from side to side as a result of uneven rotation
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To struggle awkwardly to move, as in deep mud or snow; plunge about in a stumbling manner
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To pass back and forth from one state, action, or place to another:
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To sit or stand with a leg on each side of something.
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The direction of hover is to hang suspended in one spot, or to linger in or near a place.
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To hesitate (at) from doubt or uneasiness; be unwilling because of one's conscience; have scruples (about)
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The definition of balk is to stop or hold back from doing something.
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To consider (something) carefully and thoroughly; to chew over, to mull over.
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To ponder (something or someone).
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To defer is defined as to delay something until later or to give into someone else.
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