how to pronounce paralyze


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paralyze is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of paralyze in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… we paralyze ourselves don't we we do so …”

meanings of paralyze


  1. To render unable to function properly.
  2. To afflict with paralysis.
  3. To render unable to move; to immobilize.

paralyze frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word paralyze occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics paralyze can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that paralyze can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with paralyze


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