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Spanish translation of “hesitate”

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hesitate

verb /ˈheziteit/
to pause briefly eg because of uncertainty
vacilar, titubear
He hesitated before answering The diver hesitated for a minute on the diving-board.
to be unwilling (to do something) eg because one is not sure it is right
vacilar, dudar
I hesitate to say he lied but he certainly misled me Don’t hesitate to tell me if you have any complaints.
hesitancy noun the tendency to hesitate
vacilación, indecisión; titubeo, duda
I detected a certain hesitancy in his voice.
hesitant adjective making or having frequent hesitations
vacilante, dudoso, indeciso
a hesitant speaker I’m hesitant to tell her she’s wrong.
hesitantly adverb
vacilantemente, dudosamente
hesitation noun an act of hesitating
indecisión, vacilación
Hesitation can cost you dearly when you are a goalkeeper.
unwillingness or uncertainty
vacilación, duda
After some initial hesitation, he agreed to the proposal.
Translations of “hesitate”
in Korean 망설이다…
in Arabic يَتَرَدَّد…
in French hésiter, hésiter (à)…
in Italian esitare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猶豫,躊躇…
in Russian колебаться…
in Turkish tereddüt etmek, kararsız davranmak, duraksamak…
in Polish wahać się…
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…
(Definition of hesitate from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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