American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make rich or richer.
- v. To make fuller, more meaningful, or more rewarding: An appreciation of art will enrich your life.
- v. To add fertilizer to.
- v. To add nutrients to: The dairy enriched its milk with vitamin D.
- v. To add to the beauty or character of; adorn: "Glittering tears enriched her eyes” ( Arnold Bennett).
- v. Physics To increase the amount of one or more radioactive isotopes in (a material, especially a nuclear fuel).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make rich, wealthy, or opulent; supply with abundant property: as, agriculture, commerce, and manufactures enrich a nation.
- To fertilize; make fertile; supply with nutriment for plants.
- To supply with an abundance of anything desirable; fill or store: as, to enrich the mind with knowledge, science, or useful observations.
- To supply with anything splendid or ornamental; adorn: as, to enrich a painting with elegant drapery; to enrich a poem or an oration with striking metaphors or images; to enrich a capital with sculpture.
- Synonyms To endow.
- To decorate, ornament, embellish.
- v. transitive To make (someone) rich or richer.
- v. transitive To adorn, ornate more richly.
- v. transitive To improve the state of something.
- v. transitive To add nutrients or fertilizer to the soil; to fertilize.
- v. physics (transitive) To increase the amount of one isotope in a mixture of isotopes, especially in a nuclear fuel.
- v. transitive To add nutrients to foodstuffs; to fortify
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make rich with any kind of wealth; to render opulent; to increase the possessions of.
- v. To supply with ornament; to adorn.
- v. To make rich with manure; to fertilize; -- said of the soil.
- v. To supply with knowledge; to instruct; to store; -- said of the mind.
- v. make better or improve in quality
- v. make wealthy or richer
- Middle English, from Anglo-Norman enrichir. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English enrichen, from Old French enrichier : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + riche, rich; see rich. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And by that they include also the right to enrich, which is true.”
“Venus Erycina -- to enrich, that is, the worship of that goddess, who had a favorite temple under Mount Eryx.”
“It was not called a enrich banks not in trouble bill.”
“Mr. WILSON: We have the American Heart Association tour, where, you know, and I think that's another thing that gospel music can do is like connect with things that aren't, you know, spiritual per se but, you know, do kind of enrich us spiritually if we do them, if we the choices to end stroke.”
“The difference in mass between 235U and 238U allows the isotopes to be separated and makes it possible to increase or "enrich" the percentage of 235U.”
“Also, if they feel the need to "enrich" it or add back in things like wheat germ, then it's been messed with in ways your body may not find optimal.”
“The writer relayed that they did this studying, not to "enrich" their lives, but to twist the words of more learned men to win arguments, recruit members, to fit their lifestyle and thinking.”
“The sentimental argument for immigration has been that newcomers "enrich" American society.”
“How a private school strives to "enrich" its program and how parents of those private school students desire to pay for that "enrichment" may not be a prudent comparison of public vs. private school expenditures per student.”
“Verizon planned to sell him its 28.5% of the company making him even richer, but that's now off the table with Chavez's plans to "enrich" the Venezuelan people, not a predatory billionaire tycoon wanting more billions at the expense of the public he got his other billions from.”
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