Definition of enrich
: 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 asa : to add beauty to : adornb : to enhance the taste of butter will enrich the saucec : to make (a soil) more fertiled : 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 floure : to process so as to add or increase the proportion of a desirable ingredient enriched uranium enriched natural gas
enrichmentplay \in-ˈrich-mənt, en-\ noun
Examples of enrich in a Sentence
They tried to enrich themselves at the expense of the poor.
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He used manure to enrich the soil.
The drink is enriched with vitamin C.
Recent Examples of enrich from the Web
The picturesque setting is enriched with tall south and east-side windows overlooking Brahan Spring Lake.
The premise of that statement was that a president who enriches himself through office is a crook.
Ethics experts say his continued appearances at his own for-profit properties — he's visited such locations 37 times as president, according to an Associated Press tally — double as a form of advertising that inappropriately enriches him.
Even without a national agenda to reduce carbon emissions, local nature defenders say there is plenty that average folks right here in the Southland can do to take better care of the planet and enrich their own lives.
Part of enriching your own life is to still want to learn about things.
According to a report by Forbes, Trump also allegedly used his son Eric’s charity to enrich his business at the expense of, wait for it, kids with cancer.
Nearby hiking trails, lakes and parks enrich the lifestyle, but our brief focus was mostly on downtown.
Slashing the budgets that protect our environment, health, education, and societal safety nets serve to enrich his fellow political profiteers but hurt the rest of us immediately.
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Origin and Etymology of enrich
Middle English, from Anglo-French enrichir, enricher, from en- + riche rich
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
ENRICH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enrich for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of enrich for Students
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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