Synonyms for paralyze

Grammar : Verb
Spell : par-uh-lahyz
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær əˌlaɪz

Top 10 synonyms for paralyze Other synonyms for the word paralyze

Définition of paralyze

Origin :
  • 1804, from French paralyser (16c.), from Old French paralisie "paralysis," from Latin paralysis (see paralysis). Figurative use from 1805. Related: Paralyzed; paralyzing.
  • verb immobilize
Example sentences :
  • There must be continuity of this structure too, for to sever a nerve is to paralyze all beyond.
  • Extract from : « The Machinery of the Universe » by Amos Emerson Dolbear
  • But do not be too much of a precisian, or you will paralyze me.
  • Extract from : « Cratylus » by Plato
  • It seemed to check and paralyze for the moment his generous nature.
  • Extract from : « Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8) » by Various
  • Its devilish power to paralyze and still the soul of him was gone.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930 » by Various
  • The sight seemed to paralyze him for a moment, for he stood like one turned to marble.
  • Extract from : « The Masked Bridal » by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
  • To-morrow we'll put a team into the field that will paralyze Rockland.
  • Extract from : « Frank Merriwell's Cruise » by Burt L. Standish
  • By strikes we can paralyze industry and give the workers consciousness of their power.
  • Extract from : « Erik Dorn » by Ben Hecht
  • The cold feeling was now a ball of ice that threatened to paralyze me.
  • Extract from : « The Misplaced Battleship » by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
  • It would only break open its armor, and they hoped, paralyze its crew.
  • Extract from : « The Black Star Passes » by John W Campbell
  • Her emotion seemed to choke her utterance, paralyze her speech.
  • Extract from : « The Mask » by Arthur Hornblow

Antonyms for paralyze

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