Meaning of Hesitate

What is Hesitate:

Vacilar is a verb that can mean move, oscillate or stagger a person or thing; doubt, waver or not be very sure about something; amuse or enjoy, or tease someone. The word, as such, comes from the Latin vacillāre.

A thing wavers that is not firm, that is unstable. For example: “The bed springs wobbled as she lay down, reminding her that he had some screws to tighten.”

Someone who is not very sure of something, or whose convictions have lost solidity, hesitates: “When he found out what had happened in Germany, he wavered in his fascist ideals.”

We also hesitate when we have doubts about something, or feel indecisive: “He hesitated before signing when he remembered what his mother had told him.”

See also: Oscillate.

We also speak colloquially of hesitating with the sense of enjoying or having fun: “We had a great time, everyone hesitated until they got tired.”

In the same way, hesitating also means teasing someone, or tricking him to make fun of him: “That salesman hesitated, this does not cost ten thousand pesos.”

Synonyms of waver they are oscillate, wobble, sway, fluctuate; doubt noun tease or joke

In Englishhesitate can be translated, in the sense of doubt, as to hesitate. For example: “He’s hesitating to accept” (he is hesitating to accept).

Waver or waver?

Hesitate is a verb that can mean waver, hesitate or mock, while bacillary is an adjective that refers to what belongs to or relates to bacilli, a type of bacteria, or a variety of mineral texture. It is very common to confuse them, since they are homophones, that is, they are pronounced the same although they vary in spelling.

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