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Definition of Inflate

Inflate

  1. Blown in; inflated.
  2. To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs.
  3. Fig.: To swell; to puff up; to elate; as, to inflate one with pride or vanity.
  4. To cause to become unduly expanded or increased; as, to inflate the currency.
  5. To expand; to fill; to distend.

Inflate Quotations

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
Bill Watterson

I did what I could to inflate the rumor I was on my way to stardom. What I was on my way to, by any mathematical standards known to man, was oblivion, by way of obscurity.
Tallulah Bankhead

Sure, the job of high school teachers is not to tear down students' self-esteem. But it's certainly not to inflate students' sense of self-worth with a bunch of unearned compliments and half-truths.
LZ Granderson

A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.
Helen Rowland

Enron had already collapsed and filed for bankruptcy protection by the beginning of 2002. But despite complaints from short sellers that corporations had used accounting gimmickry to inflate their profits, many investors thought the crisis at Enron was an isolated case.
Alex Berenson
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Inflate Translations

inflate in Dutch is opblazen
inflate in French is gonflons, gonflez, gonflent
inflate in Norwegian is pumpe opp
inflate in Portuguese is infle
inflate in Spanish is inflar
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