Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make rich.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make or render rich or richer.
  • v. To become rich or richer; become superior in quality, condition or effectiveness.
  • v. To gain richness; become heightened or intensified in brilliancy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To become rich; become superior in quality, composition, or effectiveness; specifically, to gain richness of color; become heightened or intensified in brilliancy.

Etymologies

From rich +‎ -en. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I know the lore of the game world, I have an insight into the roles and personalities of many of the Pokemon, and I even recall their attributes, strengths and weaknesses from seeing them presented in the context of the cartoon, in a way that helps richen the gameplay.

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  • Beyond that, there is a classic hero theme, complete with a tragic flaw, to richen the drama.

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  • There are a lot of people skeptical about web 2.0 and enterprise 2.0, but there can be little doubt that new tools are being used every day to richen and accelerate the information that knowledge workers use.

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  • Elsewhere reached the land, bloomgrain ripening yellow, dun paperleaf, verdant pastures for herdlings, violet richen orchards, tall stands of shipwood.

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  • He himself tells us that he was in the service of the Counts of Montfort and from the anonymous continuator of the "Weltchronik" we learn that the poet died "in welschen richen", i.e. in Italy, whither he had probably gone with King Konrad

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • To get the correct likeness of Naples we merely reduce the priests by one-half and increase the beggars by two-thirds; we richen the color masses, thicken the dirt, raise the smells to the Nth degree, and set half the populace to singing.

    Europe Revised

  • Welschen und in Tiutschen richen_, 'in all Welsh and Teutonic kingdoms.'

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  • Give our lives room to grow to truth, and they will grow to symmetry; give them leave to ripen, and they will richen too.

    Heart's-ease

  • It is just another ploy to inflate stocks to richen Wall St. and watch them take profits out tomorrow.

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  • We expect that mix to continue to richen up as we go through the years and the years to follow and the gross margins will move on accordingly.

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