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Translation of "hesitate" - English-Spanish dictionary

hesitate

verb   /ˈhez·ɪ·teɪt/ ( present participle hesitating, past tense and past participle hesitated)
to stop before you do something, especially because you are nervous or not sure vacilar, titubear Richard hesitated before answering.
don’t hesitate to do something
used to encourage someone to do something no dudes en hacer algo If you need any help, don’t hesitate to call me.
(Definition of hesitate from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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.
(Definition of hesitate from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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