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Turkish translation of “hesitate”


B2 [I] to pause before doing something, especially because you are nervous or not certain
tereddüt etmek, kararsız davranmak, duraksamak, çekingen davranmak, kaçınmak, ağırdan almak
Richard hesitated before answering.HesitatingUncertaintyUncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
not hesitate to do sth B2 to be very willing to do something because you are certain it is right
tereddüt etmemek, kararsız davranmamak, çekingen davranmamak, istekli davranmak, gönüllü olmak
They would not hesitate to call the police at the first sign of trouble.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
(Definition of hesitate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
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