hésiter

 /ezite/

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Principal Translations/Principales traductions
hésiter viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COI). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri." (être indécis)hesitate viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
   (informal, UK)dither viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be hesitant v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 J'hésite avant d'accepter ce nouveau poste.
hésiter viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COI). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri." (marquer sa difficulté)hesitate viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be hesitant v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 L'élève hésite en récitant le poème.
hésiter à faire qch vtr indverbe transitif indirect: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet indirect (COI). Ex : "Elle a discuté de ses problèmes." (être incertain)hesitate over doing [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
   (informal)hum and ha over/about doing [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  be undecided over/about whether to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  not be sure whether to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 J'hésite à entreprendre des travaux dans la maison.
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Compound Forms/Formes composées
hésiter entre unable to decide between, swing between, be torn between
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