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inflate

Synonyms of inflate in English:

verb

  • 1 she inflated the mattress
    blow up, fill up, fill with air, aerate, pump up;
    dilate, distend, swell
    [Antonyms] deflate
  • 2 the demand inflated prices
    increase, raise, boost, escalate, put up
    informal hike up, jack up, bump up, boost (up)
    [Antonyms] decrease, depress
  • 3 the figures were inflated by the press
    exaggerate, magnify, overplay, overstate, enhance, embellish, increase, amplify, augment
    [Antonyms] play down, understate, soft-pedal
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