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hesitate

verb [I]  /ˈhez·ɪˌteɪt/ us  
to pause before you do or say something, often because you are uncertain or nervous about it: [+ to infinitive] If you need anything, don’t hesitate to call me.
hesitant
adjective  /ˈhez·ɪ·tənt/ us  
[+ to infinitive] The bank manager is hesitant to approve the loan.
hesitation
noun [U]  /ˌhez·ɪˈteɪ·ʃən/ us  
There was some hesitation about inviting him.
Translations of “hesitate”
in Korean 망설이다…
in Arabic يَتَرَدَّد…
in French hésiter, hésiter (à)…
in Turkish tereddüt etmek, kararsız davranmak, duraksamak…
in Italian esitare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猶豫,躊躇…
in Russian колебаться…
in Polish wahać się…
in Spanish vacilar, titubear, dudar…
in Portuguese vacilar, titubear, hesitar…
in German zögern…
in Catalan dubtar, titubejar…
in Japanese ためらう, ちゅうちょする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犹豫,踌躇…
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