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