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1. inflate

verb. ['ɪnˈfleɪt'] exaggerate or make bigger.

Synonyms

  • puff up
  • amplify
  • expand
  • increase

Antonyms

  • uncastrated
  • attend
  • increased
  • erase

Etymology

  • inflatus (Latin)

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  • translate
  • stagflate
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  • procreate
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  • underrate
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Example sentences of the word inflate


1. Noun, singular or mass
Attach the pump and inflate to the recommended pounds per square inch (PSI) for the ball.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
With hotels, you may use services that inflate your total bill to more than the room rate.

3. Verb, base form
Blow up the balloon halfway, stuff it up the chimney and inflate it the rest of the way.

Quotes containing the word inflate


1. I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.
- Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

2. The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning and inhibit clarity.
- Bill Watterson

3. It's simple, it's not that simple; or life is simple, but the things in it are not. When a man does not understand it, he tends to inflate it. When he does, he tends to deflate it. In the end, neither images are fully accurate.
- Criss Jami, Killosophy

2. inflate

verb. ['ɪnˈfleɪt'] fill with gas or air.

Synonyms

  • blow up
  • heave
  • surge
  • expand
  • billow

Antonyms

  • switch on
  • strengthen
  • malfunction
  • undiluted

Etymology

  • inflatus (Latin)

3. inflate

verb. ['ɪnˈfleɪt'] cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • start
  • stand still
  • raise
  • ascend

Etymology

  • inflatus (Latin)

4. inflate

verb. ['ɪnˈfleɪt'] increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value.

Synonyms

  • trim down
  • cut
  • bring down
  • trim
  • cut down
  • reduce
  • cut back

Antonyms

  • unabridged
  • unmown
  • untrimmed
  • presence

Etymology

  • inflatus (Latin)

5. inflate

verb. ['ɪnˈfleɪt'] become inflated.

Synonyms

  • balloon
  • expand
  • billow

Antonyms

  • increase
  • lengthen
  • expand
  • uncut

Etymology

  • inflatus (Latin)
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