Definition of enrich in English:

enrich

verb

[with object]
  • 1Improve or enhance the quality or value of.

    ‘her exposure to museums enriched her life in France’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The goal would be to improve body composition, increase muscle strength and enrich the quality of life.’
    • ‘Sport enriches life's experience, physical exercise improves health, and in this country we need far more investment in both.’
    • ‘A man of such fine qualities, he enriched the lives of so many.’
    • ‘She gave them from her maturity and freedom, a quality of life that enriched them with dignity, hope and courage.’
    • ‘For it has greatly enriched the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of young girls.’
    • ‘Their aim is to improve and enrich the education of children and to support the involvement of parents in their children's education.’
    • ‘Chapter Ten, ‘Action Research,’ is about the research you do on your own teaching with the purpose of enhancing and enriching your awareness and skills as a teacher.’
    • ‘An improved dissemination of law can increase efficiency, reduce costs and expand access to law, while also enriching the quality of justice obtained.’
    • ‘Thus they need more accurate information about other groups and an understanding of the value of diversity in enriching a society.’
    • ‘There is great diversity of perspectives, and the debate between them enriches academic inquiry and improves the general knowledge base.’
    • ‘Although your career may ultimately lead you to different parts of world, your network of friends and colleagues in the community will serve to enrich the quality of the life you lead.’
    • ‘A new way to govern is required to enrich democracy while improving efficiency and effectiveness.’
    • ‘It plays a very important part in Irish society and greatly enriches all our lives.’
    • ‘The listener will be enriched immeasurably by the experience.’
    • ‘All of these approaches are capable of enriching our understanding of accounting history.’
    • ‘The teacher found that these techniques enriched learning for all members of the class.’
    • ‘He's going away to some foreign country to enrich his knowledge of other cultures.’
    enhance, make richer, improve, add to, augment, supplement, complement, boost, upgrade, reinforce
    make more nutritious, improve, vitaminize
    fertilize, add fertilizer to, make more fertile, improve
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    1. 1.1Increase the nutritive value of (food) by adding vitamins or nutrients.
      ‘porridge oats enriched with extra oat bran’
    2. 1.2Increase the proportion of a particular isotope in (an element), especially that of the isotope U-235 in uranium so as to make it suitable for use in a nuclear reactor or weapon.
      ‘they announced they would resume building the centrifuges that can enrich uranium to weapons-grade strength’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Uranium for the first atomic bomb and for nuclear reactors was enriched in the 235 isotope, as compared to the more abundant 238 isotope, by gaseous diffusion.’
      • ‘He urged the international community to adopt measures to control sensitive parts of the nuclear fuel cycle, which he listed as enriched uranium and the reprocessing of plutonium.’
      • ‘Conversion is the first step in making enriched uranium that can be nuclear reactor fuel or atom bomb material.’
      • ‘It wants to produce enriched uranium to power nuclear reactors, not to build nuclear weapons.’
      • ‘Plutonium and highly enriched uranium and other heavy fissionable isotopes fall into this category, but tritium does not.’
      • ‘Especially the part of their nuclear program that was dedicated to enrichment, to producing the highly enriched uranium needed for the fissile core of a nuclear device.’
      • ‘Uranium enriched to low grades is used for fuel in nuclear reactors, but further enrichment makes it suitable for atomic bombs.’
      • ‘Uranium enriched to low levels can be used as fuel in nuclear reactors to generate electricity, but further enrichment makes it suitable for use in nuclear weapons.’
      • ‘If he has to develop fissile materials himself, like enriched uranium, they estimate it takes five to seven years to do that through the gas centrifuge process.’
      • ‘Highly enriched uranium can be used to make weapons while uranium enriched to lower levels is used to produce energy.’
      • ‘The development of nuclear weapons using enriched uranium began in 1999.’
      • ‘They are expert in producing the highly enriched uranium and plutonium that provide the explosive power.’
      • ‘It has also denied U.S. allegations that it possesses highly enriched uranium for nuclear arms.’
      • ‘They concluded on Wednesday that the country is getting ready to produce enough enriched uranium for four nuclear weapons.’
      • ‘He says that several kilograms of highly enriched uranium recently changed hands in Prague.’
      • ‘One is to use highly enriched uranium; the other is to use plutonium.’
      • ‘We had a highly enriched uranium, up to 90 % enriched uranium 235.’
  • 2Make (someone) wealthy or wealthier.

    ‘top party members had enriched themselves’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I am not in the business of trying to enrich people who would like to sit in the middle as bureaucrats, as sort of quasi-political business people.’
    • ‘The propensity for people enriched by capital gains to borrow and spend is gradually diminishing.’
    • ‘Remember, he was an MP for a government who had passed the legislation with the express intention of enabling poorer people to become homeowners, not to further enrich millionaires.’
    • ‘The majority of people have experienced falling incomes and living standards while a relatively narrow layer of the upper classes have enriched themselves at the expense of others.’
    • ‘The probe centres on the 3,500 partnerships and other affiliates created by the company to hide debt, inflate profits, push up share values and enrich top executives.’
    • ‘In such a situation no individual is any longer penalized and none is unjustly enriched.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

enrich

/ɪnˈrɪtʃ/ /ɛnˈrɪtʃ/