Inflate meaning

ĭn-flāt'
The definition of inflate is to fill an expandable structure with air or gas to make it larger, or to exaggerate something or increase something by a large amount.

When you blow up a balloon or fill it with helium, this is an example of when you inflate.

When a balloon is filled with helium and grows rounder and larger, this is an example of when it inflates.

When you have a minor little paper cut and you act as if you are dying, this is an example of when you = inflate the importance of the cut.

When the cost of a movie ticket goes from $2 to $10, this is an example of a time the theatre inflates the prices.

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To fill (something) with air or gas so as to make it swell.

Inflated the balloon with helium.

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To cause (a currency or economy) to undergo inflation.
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To fill with pride; aggrandize.

Positive reviews that inflated the actor's ego.

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To represent as greater or more important than is in fact the case.

Inflated the box office receipts to mislead the investors.

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To become inflated.
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To blow full or swell out as with air or gas; distend; expand; dilate.
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To raise in spirits; make proud or elated.
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To increase or raise beyond what is normal or valid.
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To cause inflation of (money, credit, etc.)
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To become inflated; swell.
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To enlarge an object by pushing air (a gas) into it; to raise or expand abnormally.

You inflate a balloon by blowing air into it.

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(intransitive) To enlarge by filling with air (a gas).

The balloon will inflate if you blow into it.

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(figuratively) To swell; to puff up.

To inflate somebody with pride or vanity.

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Origin of inflate

Middle English inflaten from Latin īnflāre īnflāt- in- in in–2 flāre to blow bhlē- in Indo-European roots