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Definition of enrich verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    enrich

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈrɪtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈrɪtʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enrich
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈrɪtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈrɪtʃ//
     
    he / she / it enriches
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈrɪtʃɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈrɪtʃɪz//
     
    past simple enriched
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈrɪtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈrɪtʃt//
     
    past participle enriched
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈrɪtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈrɪtʃt//
     
    -ing form enriching
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈrɪtʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈrɪtʃɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1to improve the quality of something, often by adding something to it enrich something The study of science has enriched all our lives. enrich something with something Most breakfast cereals are enriched with vitamins.
  2. 2enrich somebody/something to make somebody/something rich or richer a nation enriched by oil revenues He used his position to enrich himself.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘make wealthy’): from Old French enrichir, from en- ‘in’ + riche ‘rich’.Extra examples a breakfast cereal enriched with vitamins. Reading good literature can enrich all our lives. The educational experience of the group is enriched by contact with Spanish speakers.
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