inflate


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Synonyms for inflate

Synonyms for inflate

to make (something) seem greater than is actually the case

Synonyms for inflate

exaggerate or make bigger

fill with gas or air

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cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit

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increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value

become inflated

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As with the earlier flexible hollow devices (Table 1, Beves, Ruben), the Fenton balloon uses patient airway pressure to inflate a balloon to occlude gas flow at the exit port but achieves a better seal by the use of an annular ring (Figures 7 and 8).
When the raft is released during the parachute descent procedure, gravity will provide the shock to inflate the raft.
- The airbag inflator receives an electronic signal transmitted by the airbag ECU instructing it to release nitrogen gas to inflate the airbag.
Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is of the view that Japan could resort to a strong policy mix in order to inflate the economy.
However, if the October Research survey is correct--that over half of the appraisers surveyed have been pressured to inflate values by 10 percent--then we should assume that appraisal inflation has the potential to wreck havoc on the bottom lines of homeowners as well as lenders, should housing prices stabilize or decline.
Gains should not be recorded until stocks are sold because so many stocks are in retirement portfolios, valuing them conservatively will reduce the drive to inflate them many times faster than the economy grows.
At the same time, the air bags themselves must also become more talented--for instance, by being able to inflate at several different rates and pressures.
The bladders inflate in order to restrict air flow, but they remain untilted to promote a stable air flow.
Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to crack down on Goldman Sachs' (NYSE: GS) plan to inflate the price of aluminium.
However, new research from uSwitch.com reveals that this hard haggling could be completely negated by signing up to a finance deal that could inflate the price of a car by more than 50 per cent.
If your under-inflated tire has a split rim wheel, you must inflate it using a tire cage.
AIR BAGS - When a severe frontal or side impact crash occurs, sensors trigger a chemical reaction inside the air bag module, and this causes the air bag which is folded and packed like a parachute inside the steering wheel, dashboard, or seat side panel, to inflate.
The key to controlling the economy is the Fed's monopoly of the issue of bank notes, which means it can consistently inflate and keep the inflation going indefinitely.
On what turned out to be our last trip, Bobo and Howard strolled along with me as I went to inflate the ball.
The rubber was too tough to inflate by mouth so he produced a syringe to blow them up.