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English definition of “inflate”

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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