HyperDic: inflate

English > 5 senses of the word inflate:
VERBchangeinflate, blow up, expand, amplifyexaggerate or make bigger
changeinflate, blow upfill with gas or air
changeinflatecause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit
changeinflateincrease the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
changeinflate, balloon, billowbecome inflated
inflate > pronunciation
Soundsihnfley't
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > inflate: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningexaggerate or make bigger.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The charges were inflated"
Synonymsblow up, expand, amplify
Narrowerpuff upmake larger / larger or distend
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Spanishampliar, amplificar, ensanchar, expandir
Catalanampliar, amplificar, eixamplar, estendre, expandir, inflar
English > inflate: 5 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningFill with gas or air.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"inflate a balloons"
Synonymblow up
Narrowerbillow, surge, heaveRise and move, as in waves or billows
reflateinflate again
Broaderexpandmake bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
OppositedeflateBecome deflated or flaccid, as by losing air
Spanishhincharse, hinchar, inflarse, inflar, subir
Catalaninflar-se, inflar, unflar
Adjectivesinflatabledesigned to be filled with air or gas
Nounsinflater, inflatoran air pump operated by hand to inflate something (as a tire)
inflationthe act of filling something with air
English > inflate: 5 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The war inflated the economy"
Narrowerreflate(economics) raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositedeflateproduce deflation in
Nounsinflationa general and progressive increase / increase in prices / prices
English > inflate: 5 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningincrease the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody
Example"inflate the currency"
Broaderreduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring downcut down on
OppositedeflateReduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
Nounsinflationa general and progressive increase / increase in prices / prices
English > inflate: 5 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningBecome inflated.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsballoon, billow
NarrowerreflateBecome inflated again
BroaderexpandBecome larger / larger in size or volume or quantity
Spanishhincharse, hinchar, inflar
Catalaninflar-se, inflar
Nounsinflationthe act of filling something with air

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