Synonyms for inflate

Synonyms for (verb) inflate

Synonyms: inflate, billow, balloon

Definition: become inflated

Usage: The sails ballooned

Similar words: expand

Definition: become larger in size or volume or quantity

Usage: his business expanded rapidly


Synonyms: blow up, inflate

Definition: fill with gas or air

Usage: inflate a balloons

Similar words: expand

Definition: make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity

Usage: expand the house by adding another wing


Synonyms: blow up, expand, amplify, inflate

Definition: exaggerate or make bigger

Usage: The charges were inflated

Similar words: increase

Definition: make bigger or more

Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted


Synonyms: inflate

Definition: increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value

Usage: inflate the currency

Similar words: cut, cut back, cut down, bring down, trim, trim back, trim down, reduce

Definition: cut down on; make a reduction in

Usage: reduce your daily fat intake; The employer wants to cut back health benefits


Synonyms: inflate

Definition: cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit

Usage: The war inflated the economy

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue