Definition of enrich in English:


Line breaks: en¦rich
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈrɪtʃ
, ɛn-/


[with object]
1Improve or enhance the quality or value of: her exposure to museums enriched her life in France
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  • You share your wisdom and experience with others and enrich the quality of your work and relationships.
  • Promote efforts to increase the diversity of faculty members and students at colleges and universities as a means to improve and enrich the experience of higher education.
  • These students complete a rigorous training program that prepares them to serve for six weeks as Museum guides, thereby enriching the Museum experience for the thousands of children who visit it each summer.
enhance, make richer, improve, add to, augment, supplement, complement, boost, upgrade, reinforce;
raise, lift, refine, polish, heighten, deepen, elevate, aggrandize, intensify, exalt
make more nutritious, improve, vitaminize
fertilize, add fertilizer to, make more fertile, improve;
1.1 (usually as adjective enriched) Increase the proportion of a particular isotope in (an element), especially that of the fissile isotope U-235 in uranium, so as to make it more powerful or explosive: enriched uranium
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  • As a general rule, however, the biggest hurdle for a would-be nuclear power is the acquisition of fissile material - enriched uranium or plutonium.
  • The major limiting step is acquisition of the fissile material either enriched uranium or plutonium.
  • It is the metal that is left over after uranium is enriched for use in nuclear reactors.
2Make (someone) wealthy or wealthier: top party members had enriched themselves
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  • Put it in stark terms and industrial workers, poorly paid, are asked to enrich young men who are already very wealthy.
  • All that did was prop up the company that never made much commercial success anyway for a few more years, enriching a few people on the way.
  • But investment by many of our multinationals has not enriched its people but impoverished them.


late Middle English (in the sense 'make wealthy'): from Old French enrichir, from en- 'in' + riche 'rich'.



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  • Two of the Allies' great wartime successes were the development of radar and the enrichment of uranium.
  • We will never stop uranium enrichment or suspend it for a long period of time.
  • This Christmas why not treat a friend to a gift of personal enrichment?

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