Focus on the pronunciation of inflate
English definition of “inflate”
› [I or T] to increase the value or price of something, or to become more valuable or expensive: People who bought homes years ago have seen the values inflate and property taxes rise with the inflation. Weak export sales have helped to inflate inventories.
› [T] to make a number, price, or value higher than it should be or than is reasonable, sometimes in order to deceive people: Insurers fear that people will make up or inflate claims. → Compare deflate, reflate