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English verb: inflate

1. inflate (change) exaggerate or make bigger


SamplesThe charges were inflated.


Synonymsamplify, blow up, expand


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


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)puff up

2. inflate (change) fill with gas or air


SamplesInflate a balloons.


Synonymsblow up


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


Broader (hypernym)expand


Narrower (hyponym)billow, heave, reflate, surge


Antonymsdeflate

3. inflate (change) cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit


SamplesThe war inflated the economy.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)reflate


Antonymsdeflate

4. inflate (change) increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value


SamplesInflate the currency.


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


Broader (hypernym)bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down


Antonymsdeflate

5. inflate (change) become inflated


SamplesThe sails ballooned.


Synonymsballoon, billow


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)expand


Narrower (hyponym)reflate









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