Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] HESITATE [predicate]
NOTE: Use this sense only where HESITATE is followed by an infinitival verb. Observe examples below.
Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures.
The FBI won't hesitate to act.
Do you hesitate to buy what you like?
Neighbors hesitated to call the police.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 HESITATE (PP)
NOTE: Compare to Sense 1: Sense 2 is used where HESITATE is not followed by an infinitival verb, but rather an optional PP.
He hesitated before giving Slavin the knock-out blow.
As he pulled towards a green light, he hesitated, then decided to speed up.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2