Synonyms of inflate in English:

inflate


See definition of inflate

verb

1‘we started to inflate the balloons’

SYNONYMS

blow up, fill with air, aerate, fill up, puff up, puff out, pump up

dilate, distend, swell

ANTONYMS

deflate

2‘one effect of the demand for second homes was to inflate prices’

SYNONYMS

increase, raise, put up, boost, escalate, step up

informal hike up, jack up, bump up

ANTONYMS

decrease, depress

3‘numbers have been greatly inflated by the local press’

SYNONYMS

exaggerate, magnify, pump up, overplay, overstate, dramatize, elaborate, enhance, embellish, touch up, blow up, blow up out of all proportion

increase, extend, amplify, augment, expand, intensify, swell

stretch the truth

informal make a big thing out of

ANTONYMS

play down, understate