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Synonyms for inflate
ɪnˈfleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inflate, blow up, expand, amplify(verb)

    exaggerate or make bigger

    "The charges were inflated"

    Synonyms:
    balloon, go ballistic, lucubrate, expatiate, puff out, exposit, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, expound, flesh out, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, boom, extend, combust, spread out, flip one's lid, magnify, dilate, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, overstate, enlarge, billow, blow a fuse, hit the ceiling, blow up, flourish, exaggerate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, elaborate, thrive, expand, aggrandize, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, dramatize, blow one's stack

    Antonyms:
    deflate

  2. inflate, blow up(verb)

    fill with gas or air

    "inflate a balloons"

    Synonyms:
    balloon, go ballistic, puff out, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, combust, flip one's lid, magnify, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, enlarge, billow, blow a fuse, hit the ceiling, blow up, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, expand, aggrandize, dramatize, blow one's stack

    Antonyms:
    deflate

  3. inflate(verb)

    cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit

    "The war inflated the economy"

    Synonyms:
    expand, billow, amplify, blow up, balloon

    Antonyms:
    deflate

  4. inflate(verb)

    increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value

    "inflate the currency"

    Synonyms:
    expand, billow, amplify, blow up, balloon

    Antonyms:
    deflate

  5. balloon, inflate, billow(verb)

    become inflated

    "The sails ballooned"

    Synonyms:
    blow up, amplify, heave, wallow, expand, balloon, surge, billow

    Antonyms:
    deflate

Wiktionary

  1. inflate(verb)

    Antonyms:
    deflate

  2. inflate(verb)

    You inflate a balloon by blowing air into it.

    Antonyms:
    deflate

  3. inflate(verb)

    The balloon will inflate if you blow into it.

    Antonyms:
    deflate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inflate

    Synonyms:
    distend, expand

    Antonyms:
    exhaust, empty, squeeze, flatten, compress

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inflate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    swell (by blowing), distend, expand, bloat, blow up

  2. inflate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    puff up, make conceited

  3. inflate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    enlarge, increase

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    swell, exaggerate

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