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inflate

verb

1 inflate

Exaggerate or make bigger:
— The charges were inflated.

synonyms: amplify, blow up, expand.

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Roget 880: be vain etc. adj., be vain of; pique oneself etc. (pride) 878; lay the flattering unction to one's soul.    have too high an opinion of oneself, have an overweening opinion of oneself, have too high an opinion of one's talents; blind oneself as to one's own merit; not think small beer of oneself, ... show more

Roget 800: amount to, come to, mount up to; touch the pocket; draw, draw upon; indorse etc. (security) 771; issue, utter; discount etc. ... show more

Roget 349: blow, waft; blow hard, blow great guns, blow a hurricane etc. n.; wuther; stream, issue.    respire, breathe, puff; ... show more

Roget 573: be diffuse etc. adj.; run out on, descant, expatiate, enlarge, dilate, amplify, expand, inflate; launch out, branch out; rant.    ... show more



2 inflate

Fill with gas or air:
— Inflate a balloons.

synonym: blow up.

Dutch: opblazen

3 inflate

Cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit.

4 inflate

Increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value.

5 inflate

Become inflated.

synonyms: balloon, billow.

Dutch: bollen, opbollen


Moby thesaurus: Barnumize, add to, aggrandize, amplify, augment, balloon, bloat, blow, blow up, bombast, boost, broaden, build, build up, bulk, bulk out, crescendo, develop, dilate, distend ... show more.

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