Definition of paralyze:
alarm, startle, cut, panic, unman, burn, knock out, kill, emasculate, make inert, terrify, injure, wound, paralyse, help, numb, shut off, squeeze out, break, render nerveless, affect, kill off, frighten, immobilize, petrify, suppress, intimidate, stamp out, hold back, undo, wither, bruise, strain, chill, demoralize, unstring, shake up, cut into, interfere with, frighten/scare the wits out of someone, harm, scare.
- de-motivate (part of speech: verb)
hinder (part of speech: verb)
- disable (part of speech: verb)
- "Operation Terror", William Fitzgerald Jenkins.
I do not think he expected any other answer, and imagine that his real object in writing was simply to let them know that I was a prisoner, and so enable him the better to paralyze the attack upon a position which he no doubt considered all but impregnable.- "Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril", G. A. Henty.
- "The Village Rector", Honore de Balzac.