Synonyms and Antonyms of paralyze
to render powerless, ineffective, or unable to move
- A blizzard paralyzed the city for two days.
attenuate, debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, sap, tire, undercut, undermine, weaken
energize, galvanize, invigorate, vitalize
freshen, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, restore, revitalize, revive
to deprive of courage or confidence
- The school board is paralyzed by the threat of lawsuits.
debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, neuter, weaken
prostrate, sap, soften, tire, waste
frighten, intimidate, psych (out), scare, terrify, terrorize
daunt, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit
craze, derange, madden, unbalance, unhinge
discompose, disquiet, disturb, faze, perturb, unsettle, upset, weird out