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

    exaggerate or make bigger

    "The charges were inflated"

    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


  2. inflate, blow up(verb)

    fill with gas or air

    "inflate a balloons"

    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


  3. inflate(verb)

    cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit

    "The war inflated the economy"

    expand, billow, amplify, blow up, balloon


  4. inflate(verb)

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

    "inflate the currency"

    expand, billow, amplify, blow up, balloon


  5. balloon, inflate, billow(verb)

    become inflated

    "The sails ballooned"

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



  1. inflate(verb)


  2. inflate(verb)

    You inflate a balloon by blowing air into it.


  3. inflate(verb)

    The balloon will inflate if you blow into it.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inflate

    distend, expand

    exhaust, empty, squeeze, flatten, compress

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inflate(v. a.)

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

  2. inflate(v. a.)

    puff up, make conceited

  3. inflate(v. a.)

    enlarge, increase

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inflate(v)

    expand, enlarge, distend

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inflate":

    swell, exaggerate

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  1. Hillary Rodham Clinton:

    Now it's easy to try to cut costs by holding down or decreasing pay and other investments to inflate quarterly stock prices, but I would argue that's bad for business in the long run, workers are assets. Investing in them pays off. Higher wages pay off. And training pays off.

  2. Mike Kane:

    The board and management are deeply disappointed at the breach of trust that led to the accounts of the Windows business being misreported to inflate profitability.

  3. Yoram Schweitzer:

    I think that while the ISIS menace cannot be ignored, what is more important is not to inflate it, israeli authorities have an interest in this regard, as no one wants to see Melhem copycats - not least because he managed to kill three people and get away, in what made them look like a bit of a circus.

  4. Lorne Baring:

    All the FTSE 100 companies, except for financials, with majority earnings outside the UK are boosted by the substantial fall in sterling which will inflate overseas earnings in the next results.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Here are the seven signs of Narcissism, which you can use to identify the Narcissists that may be around you in the society.: (1) Shamelessness: Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways. (2) Magical thinking: Narcissists view themselves as perfect at all times, using distortion and illusion known as “magical thinking“. They also use projection to dump shame onto others. (3) Arrogance: A narcissist who is feeling deflated may re-inflate by diminishing, debasing, or degrading somebody else. (4) Envy: A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person’s ability by using contempt to minimize the other person. (5) Entitlement: Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves special. Failure to comply is considered an attack on their superiority, and the perpetrator is considered an “awkward” or “difficult” person. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage. (6) Exploitation: Can take many forms but always involves the exploitation of others without regard for their feelings or interests. Often the other is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed. (7) Bad boundaries: Narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist are treated as if they are part of the narcissist and are expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist there is no boundary between self and other.

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