Antonyms of verb deflate

3 of 6 senses of deflate

Sense 4
deflate -- (produce deflation in; "The new measures deflated the economy")
       Antonym of inflate (Sense 3)
      => inflate -- (cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit; "The war inflated the economy")

Sense 5
deflate -- (reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices; "deflate the currency")
       Antonym of inflate (Sense 4)
      => inflate -- (increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value; "inflate the currency")

Sense 6
deflate -- (become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air; "The balloons deflated")
       Antonym of inflate (Sense 2)
      => inflate, blow up -- (fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb deflate

6 senses of deflate

Sense 1
deflate -- (collapse by releasing contained air or gas; "deflate a balloon")
       => collapse -- (fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand")

Sense 2
deflate -- (release contained air or gas from; "deflate the air mattress")
       => turn, release -- (let (something) fall or spill from a container; "turn the flour onto a plate")

Sense 3
deflate, puncture -- (reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence")
       => deprecate, depreciate, vilipend -- (belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts")

Sense 4
deflate -- (produce deflation in; "The new measures deflated the economy")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 5
deflate -- (reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices; "deflate the currency")
       => reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down -- (cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits")

Sense 6
deflate -- (become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air; "The balloons deflated")
       => decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")

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