Bedeutung von “hesitate” im Essential American English Dictionary

hesitate

verb us /ˈhez·ɪˌteɪt/ present participle hesitating, past tense and past participle hesitated

to stop before you do something, especially because you are nervous or not sure:

Richard hesitated before answering.
don’t hesitate to do something

used to encourage someone to do something:

If you need any help, don’t hesitate to call me.

(Definition von “hesitate” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)