inflate

  1. exaggerate or make bigger

    Synonyms : amplify, blow up, expand
    Type Of : increase
    Examples :
    • The charges were inflated
  2. fill with gas or air

    Synonyms : blow up
    Antonyms : deflate
    Type Of : expand
    Examples :
    • inflate a balloons
  3. become inflated

    Synonyms : balloon, billow
    Type Of : expand
  4. cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit

    Antonyms : deflate
    Type Of : change, modify, alter
    Examples :
    • The war inflated the economy
  5. increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value

    Antonyms : deflate
    Type Of : trim back, cut down, trim down, cut back, cut, reduce, bring down, trim
    Examples :
    • inflate the currency