hesitate

hesitate
'heziteit
verb
1) (to pause briefly eg because of uncertainty: He hesitated before answering; The diver hesitated for a minute on the diving-board.) vacilar, titubear
2) (to be unwilling (to do something) eg because one is not sure it is right: I hesitate to say he lied but he certainly misled me; Don't hesitate to tell me if you have any complaints.) vacilar, dudar
- hesitant
- hesitantly
- hesitation

hesitate vb dudar / vacilar
don't hesitate to call me no dudes en llamarme
El gerundio de hesitate se escribe hesitating
hesitate
tr['hezɪteɪt]
intransitive verb
1 vacilar, dudar
please don't hesitate to call me no dudes en llamarme
hesitate ['hɛzə.teɪt] vi, -tated ; -tating : vacilar, titubear
hesitate
v.
balancear v.
balbucear v.
escrupulizar v.
hesitar v.
oscilar v.
titubear v.
vacilar v.
'hezəteɪt, 'hezɪteɪt
intransitive verb vacilar, titubear

I hesitated before going in — dudé or vacilé antes de entrar

to hesitate to + INF — dudar en + inf

please don't hesitate to call me — no dudes en or dejes de llamarme

he who hesitates is lost — la ocasión la pintan calva

['hezɪteɪt]
VI (gen) vacilar; (in speech) vacilar, titubear

to hesitate to do sth — dudar en hacer algo, vacilar en hacer algo

I will not hesitate to take unpopular decisions — no dudaré or vacilaré en tomar decisiones poco populares

I hesitate to call this art — no me atrevo a llamar arte a esto

don't hesitate to ask (me) — no vaciles en pedírmelo, no dejes de pedírmelo

I hesitate to condemn him outright — no me decido a condenarlo del todo

to hesitate before doing sth — dudar antes de hacer algo

to hesitate about or over doing sth — vacilar en hacer algo

he hesitates at nothing — no vacila ante nada

* * *
['hezəteɪt, 'hezɪteɪt]
intransitive verb vacilar, titubear

I hesitated before going in — dudé or vacilé antes de entrar

to hesitate to + INF — dudar en + inf

please don't hesitate to call me — no dudes en or dejes de llamarme

he who hesitates is lost — la ocasión la pintan calva


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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