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 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 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 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, exaggerate, magnify, expand and bloat.