en·​rich | \ in-ˈrich How to pronounce enrich (audio) , en- \
enriched; enriching; enriches

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 : such 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 (such 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

Other Words from enrich

enricher noun
enrichment \ in-​ˈrich-​mənt How to pronounce enrich (audio) , en-​ \ noun

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Examples of enrich in a Sentence

They tried to enrich themselves at the expense of the poor. How can I enrich my vocabulary? He used manure to enrich the soil. The drink is enriched with vitamin C.
Recent Examples on the Web The losses fund government programs and enrich others, including a Canadian private equity billionaire and a Japanese convenience-store conglomerate. Detroit Free Press, 13 July 2022 While recreation is a very important part of the experience, the ultimate goal of Camp Acacia is to enrich the lives of its visitors and campers, Smith said. Arkansas Online, 11 July 2022 The sky is the limit on programs that can support and enrich the whole employee. Marissa Morrison, Forbes, 11 July 2022 The losses fund government programs and enrich others, including a Canadian private equity billionaire and a Japanese convenience-store conglomerate. CBS News, 11 July 2022 Lucia loves to enrich her family and friends and is nominated by her daughter Bonnie for a kitchen and living room makeover. Olivia Mccormack, Washington Post, 11 July 2022 The emerging technology seems to speak to young adults looking for a mission—a radical response to the current Web2 system that has been criticized for exploiting the free labor of users that is then monetized to enrich the corporation. Fortune, 29 June 2022 These crispy crackers are made with breadfruit, a naturally gluten-free crop that helps enrich soil, along with turmeric and organic sesame and chia. Good Housekeeping, 28 June 2022 Vaeao, a 37-year-old Oceanside native, said playing football is a passion, but helping to enrich the lives of older adults is her true calling. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of enrich

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enrich

Middle English, from Anglo-French enrichir, enricher, from en- + riche rich

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More Definitions for enrich


en·​rich | \ in-ˈrich How to pronounce enrich (audio) \
enriched; enriching

Kids Definition of enrich

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

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