Definitions for "Hesitate"
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.
pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"
interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused"
Keywords:  stammer, falter, speaking
To stammer; to falter in speaking.
Keywords:  reluctant, utter, intimate, manner
To utter with hesitation or to intimate by a reluctant manner.