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Definition of Paralyze


  1. To affect or strike with paralysis or palsy.
  2. Fig.: To unnerve; to destroy or impair the energy of; to render ineffective; as, the occurrence paralyzed the community; despondency paralyzed his efforts.

Paralyze Quotations

Judicial judgment must take deep account of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today.
Felix Frankfurter

Paralyze resistance with persistence.
Woody Hayes

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon

You can't let fear paralyze you. The worse that can happen is you fail, but guess what: You get up and try again. Feel that pain, get over it, get up, dust yourself off and keep it moving.
Queen Latifah

Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country.
William Westmoreland
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Paralyze Translations

paralyze in French is paralysez, paralysent, paralysons
paralyze in Spanish is paralizar