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hesitate
British English: /ˈhɛzɪteɪt/
American English: /ˈhɛzəˌteɪt/

Translation of hesitate in French:

intransitive verb

  • hésiter (over sur)
    to hesitate to do
    hésiter à faire
    I hesitate to recommend this product/make a judgment
    je me garderai de recommander ce produit/de faire un jugement
    she was hesitating over a new hat
    elle ne pouvait décider quel chapeau acheter
    to hesitate at nothing

Idioms

he who hesitates is lost

[proverb]
à hésiter on n'obtient rien

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