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Another word for inflate

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Verb
  1. To make (something) seem greater than is actually the case

      1. To state in exaggerated terms.
      2. To exaggerate; to state or claim too much.
      3. To give an extravagant or magnified account of (facts, truth, etc.); exaggerate
      1. To charge too much.
      2. To continue to charge an electric device beyond its electrical capacity
      3. To overstate or exaggerate.
      1. To cause to appear greater, more important, or more extreme than is in fact the case:
      2. To have the power of increasing the apparent size of an object, as a microscope or telescope does
      3. To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
      1. To express with hyperbole.
      2. (Now rare) To represent or talk about with hyperbole.
      3. (Intransitive, now rare) To exaggerate, use hyperbole.
      1. To give an exaggerated description or account
      2. To consider, represent, or cause to appear as larger, more important, or more extreme than is actually the case; overstate:
      3. To think, speak, or write of as greater than is really so; magnify beyond the fact; overstate

Another word for inflate

Verb
  1. To fill with air or gas

  2. To increase or raise abnormally

      1. To become larger; increase in size, extent, etc.; expand
      2. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
      3. (Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
      1. To add an augment to
      2. To become augmented.
      3. To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity:
      1. To rise or extend above the surrounding level, as clouds.
      2. To extend beyond or above the normal or surrounding level
      3. To become larger at a particular point; curve out; bulge; protrude; specif., to become distended from an abnormal accumulation of fluid in bodily tissue, as from infection or injury
      1. To fall due as a balloon payment
      2. To swell; expand
      3. To increase or rise quickly:
      1. (Mathematics) To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
      2. To speak or write at length or in detail:
      3. To work out or show the full form of (a contraction, mathematical equation, etc.)
      1. To rise or cause to rise rapidly and suddenly:
      1. To increase in amount, extent, or intensity:
      2. To set in a raised position:
      3. To set in position for use:
      1. To increase in intensity, extent, or amount:
      2. To grow or increase rapidly, often to the point of becoming unmanageable, as prices or wages
      3. To pass (a transaction or case) on to a higher level in an organizational hierarchy:
      1. To estimate too highly.
      2. To set too high an estimate on or for
      3. To judge too highly
      1. (Mathematics) To find the largest value of (a function).
      2. To estimate or make appear to be of the greatest possible amount, value, or importance
      3. To increase to the maximum; raise to the highest possible degree; enlarge, intensify, etc. as much as possible
      1. To set in an upright or erect position:
      2. To stir up; instigate:
      3. To bring about; provoke:
      1. To urge others to support; promote
      2. To increase; raise:
      3. To raise or lift by pushing up from below.
      1. To heighten or intensify the action or effect of
      2. To fill with joy, pride, etc.; elate
      3. To raise in status, dignity, power, honor, wealth, etc.
      1. To increase the scope of; extend:
      2. To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; applied to persons, countries, etc.
      3. To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate:
      1. To state in exaggerated terms.
      2. To exaggerate; to state or claim too much.
      3. To give an extravagant or magnified account of (facts, truth, etc.); exaggerate
      1. To prolong:
      2. To cause (the body or limbs) to reach out to full length, as in yawning, relaxing, or reclining, or in preparing to exercise
      3. To expand in order to fulfill a larger function:
      1. To cause to seem greater, more important, etc. than is really so; exaggerate
      2. To increase the volume of (sound):
      3. To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
      1. To think, speak, or write of as greater than is really so; magnify beyond the fact; overstate
      2. To give an exaggerated description or account
      3. To consider, represent, or cause to appear as larger, more important, or more extreme than is actually the case; overstate: