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What is another word for hesitates?

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To pause in indecision before doing something
“My Aunt Marta looked me up and down, as if seeing me for the first time, and appeared to hesitate before deciding to make her offer.”
To speak hesitatingly or with indecision
“Although Amy continued to hesitate with her words while speaking, she seemed to be speaking out more often.”
To be reluctant to do something
“Doctors often hesitate to recommend surgery for children.”
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