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Definition 1: fill with gas or air - [verb of change]

Samples where inflate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • inflate a balloons

Synonyms for inflate in the sense of this definition

(inflate is a kind of ...) make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity

"expand the house by adding another wing"

(... is a kind of inflate ) inflate again

"reflate the balloon"

(... is a kind of inflate ) rise and move, as in waves or billows

"The army surged forward"

Definition 2: exaggerate or make bigger - [verb of change]

Samples where inflate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The charges were inflated

Synonyms for inflate in the sense of this definition

(inflate is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(... is a kind of inflate ) make larger or distend

"The estimates were puffed up"

Definition 3: become inflated - [verb of change]

Samples where inflate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sails ballooned

Synonyms for inflate in the sense of this definition

(inflate is a kind of ...) become larger in size or volume or quantity

"his business expanded rapidly"

(... is a kind of inflate ) become inflated again

Definition 4: increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value - [verb of change]

Samples where inflate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • inflate the currency

(inflate is a kind of ...) cut down on; make a reduction in

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

Definition 5: cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit - [verb of change]

Samples where inflate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The war inflated the economy

(inflate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of inflate ) economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation

"These measures reflated the economy"

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