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English definition of “inflate”


verb [T] (MAKE LARGER)    /ɪnˈfleɪt/
to make something larger or more important: They inflated their part in the rescue every time they told the story.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
(Definition of inflate verb (MAKE LARGER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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