Synonyms of inflate in English:

inflate

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
  • Definition of inflate in:

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day vituperate
    Pronunciation: vɪˈtjuːpəreɪt
    verb
    blame or insult (someone) in strong language...