verb en·rich \in-ˈrich, en-\

: to make (someone) rich or richer

: to improve the quality of (something) : to make (something) better

: to improve the usefulness or quality of (something) by adding something to it

Full Definition of ENRICH

transitive verb
:  to make rich or richer especially by the addition or increase of some desirable quality, attribute, or ingredient <the experience will enrich your life>: as
a :  to add beauty to :  adorn
b :  to enhance the taste of <butter will enrich the sauce>
c :  to make (a soil) more fertile
d :  to improve the nutritive value of (a food) by adding nutrients (as vitamins or amino acids) and especially by restoring part of the nutrients lost in processing <enriched flour>
e :  to process so as to add or increase the proportion of a desirable ingredient <enriched uranium> <enriched natural gas>
en·rich·er noun
en·rich·ment \-ˈrich-mənt\ noun

Examples of ENRICH

  1. They tried to enrich themselves at the expense of the poor.
  2. How can I enrich my vocabulary?
  3. He used manure to enrich the soil.
  4. The drink is enriched with vitamin C.

Origin of ENRICH

Middle English, from Anglo-French enrichir, enricher, from en- + riche rich
First Known Use: 14th century
ENRICH Defined for Kids


verb en·rich \in-ˈrich\

Definition of ENRICH for Kids

:  to make rich or richer
:  to improve the quality of food by adding vitamins and minerals <enriched flour>
:  to make more fertile <Farmers enrich soil with fertilizer.>


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