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English verb: reflate

1. reflate (change) economics: experience reflation

SamplesThe economy reflated after the Fed took extreme measures.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Verb groupreflate

2. reflate (change) economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation

SamplesThese measures reflated the economy.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, inflate, modify

Verb groupreflate

3. reflate (change) inflate again

SamplesReflate the balloon.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)blow up, inflate

4. reflate (change) become inflated again

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)balloon, billow, inflate

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