To grow or increase rapidly, often to the point of becoming unmanageable, as prices or wages
To rise or cause to rise rapidly and suddenly:
To state in exaggerated terms.
To fill with air or gas
To speak or write at length or in detail:
Bloat is defined as to swell with air, water or pride.
To grow in loudness or intensity:
(Idiomatic) To place items further apart.
To fall due as a balloon payment
To move into and fully occupy a space:
To exaggerate is defined as to stretch the truth or to make something seem bigger than it is.
To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
To expand in order to fulfill a larger function:
To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate:
To increase the effect or intensity of; heighten:
(Electricity) To increase the voltage of (a circuit).
To increase or make as great as possible:
To esteem too greatly.
(Intransitive, sometimes with up) To increase in quantity or intensity.
To make too low an estimate of the quantity, degree, or worth of:
To produce deflation in (an economy).
To increase or raise abnormally
To put something into (a container, for example) to capacity or to a desired level:
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To make larger or more powerful; increase.
To clear of contents by forcing air through.
To elate is defined as to make happy, excited or proud.
To make larger; increase in size, volume, extent, etc.; broaden; expand
To operate a pump.
blow up, increase
To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
To bring on; to incur; to acquire.
(Now rare) To represent or talk about with hyperbole.
To charge or load too heavily; to burden; to oppress.
To cause to billow:
Find another word for inflate. In this page you can discover 54 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for inflate, like: pump-up, escalate, skyrocket, overstate, blow up, puff-up, puff-out, expand, bloat, distend and swell.