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synonyms for paralyze

  • demolish
  • destroy
  • disable
  • freeze
  • halt
  • incapacitate
  • knock out
  • stun
  • weaken
  • anesthetize
  • appall
  • arrest
  • astound
  • bemuse
  • benumb
  • close
  • daunt
  • daze
  • deaden
  • debilitate
  • disarm
  • enfeeble
  • lame
  • nonplus
  • numb
  • palsy
  • petrify
  • prostrate
  • stupefy
  • transfix
  • bring to grinding halt
  • make inert
  • make nerveless
  • shut down
  • stop dead
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antonyms for paralyze

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  • build
  • construct
  • continue
  • improve
  • repair
  • restore
  • aid
  • assist
  • bore
  • clear up
  • comfort
  • embolden
  • encourage
  • enlighten
  • enliven
  • explain
  • help
  • please
  • release
  • soothe
  • strengthen
  • incite
  • mobilize
  • stimulate
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How to use paralyze in a sentence

Robber flies, and many other families including the horse flies, have devised a way to paralyze their prey, or parts of it, before settling down to eat from or on them.
EVOLUTION MADE MOSQUITOS INTO STEALTHY, SENSITIVE VAMPIRESERICA MCALISTEROCTOBER 15, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
So we have to arm people with the facts, but I’ve never been more unsure and paralyzed by individual coverage decisions than I have been in the last two or three months.
OUR MISINFORMATION PROBLEM IS ABOUT TO GET MUCH, MUCH WORSESEAN ILLINGOCTOBER 6, 2020VOX
They are paralyzed between their commitment to their agenda and their fear of what Republicans might do if they retake power in a majoritarian Senate.
THE DEFINITIVE CASE FOR ENDING THE FILIBUSTEREZRA KLEINOCTOBER 1, 2020VOX
Yes, the filibuster paralyzes governance and leaves terrible environmental, social, political, and economic problems to fester.
THE DEFINITIVE CASE FOR ENDING THE FILIBUSTEREZRA KLEINOCTOBER 1, 2020VOX
“The impression is that of a country in stalemate, paralyzed by politics and tones that are foreign to its tradition,” Veltroni said.
‘AMERICA FACES A DANGEROUS SEVERAL WEEKS’: THE WORLD REACTS TO THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATEJOHN BUYSSESEPTEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
For a moment the horrible possibilities seemed to paralyze every nerve and thought.
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
Its direct effects are to blunt the faculty of correct thinking, and to paralyze the power of vigorous action.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
The retirement of the leaders of the House of Commons served to paralyze the government's resistance.
A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
We know that if we stick a pin into a certain spot we shall paralyze the left forefinger.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
At first he had seized every chance of talking to them; but either his own shyness or theirs seemed to paralyze him.
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WORDS RELATED TO PARALYZE

  • addle
  • amaze
  • bewilder
  • daydream
  • daze
  • gather wool
  • moon
  • muddle
  • overwhelm
  • paralyze
  • perplex
  • pipe dream
  • puzzle
  • stun
  • stupefy
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