enrich

verb
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

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Other Words from enrich

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for enrich

Synonyms

ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, help, improve, meliorate, perfect, refine, upgrade

Antonyms

worsen

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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.
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But the law doesn’t bar a country from using the program to enrich and reprocess uranium to make a bomb. Alex Ward, Vox, "Exclusive: House Democrat to introduce new bill punishing Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi," 9 Nov. 2018 The Echo Show, and similar devices, both enrich and complicate interactions with virtual assistants with its touchscreen display. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Echo Show 2018 review: Seeing is believing, and there’s a lot more to see," 8 Oct. 2018 The sauce starts with Japanese curry powder that's enriched with leftover pork juices from sister restaurant Johnny Noodle King and blended with sake, mirin, tamari and fresh Granny Smith apples. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "First Taste: Fist of Curry brings irreverent kung-fu fun to old Huron Room space," 5 Apr. 2018 This program, and the student-athletes involved with the program, have enriched and strengthened the overall Academy program. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam Edition," 3 Apr. 2018 Alice found more apps to enrich and expand Kara's world, including a Smithsonian one for looking up anything from animals to old-time movie stars; art apps Kara could use to draw; and an app for Facebook so Kara could connect with friends. Ellen Seidman, Woman's Day, "Why One Mother Swears By This Life-Changing App for Her Daughter's Disability," 22 May 2017 During the full moon in Libra on Friday, April 19 your relationships with others will enrich your philosophy. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What April’s Aquarius Horoscope Means for You," 31 Mar. 2019 The basic Schumer-Sanders criticism is that companies choose to hand out profits via stock buybacks to enrich their already-rich investors, instead of putting the money to work. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "What Really Ails American Capitalism," 10 Feb. 2019 That boom enriched a small but attention-getting upper-middle class in a supposedly egalitarian socialist society, and led to a government crackdown that included the freezing of licenses and the tougher new rules. Andrea Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "Cubans welcome softer laws on business and art," 12 Dec. 2018

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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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enrich

verb

English Language Learners Definition of enrich

: 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

enrich

verb
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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