1. make better or improve in quality
; - Example: "The experience enriched her understanding"- Example: "enriched foods"
2. make wealthy or richer
; - Example: "the oil boom enriched a lot of local people"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Enrich \En*rich"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enriched; p. pr. & vb.
n. Enriching.] [F. enrichir; pref. en- (L. in) + riche
rich. See Rich.]
1. To make rich with any kind of wealth; to render opulent;
to increase the possessions of; as, to enrich the
understanding with knowledge.
Seeing, Lord, your great mercy
Us hath enriched so openly. --Chaucer's
2. To supply with ornament; to adorn; as, to enrich a ceiling
3. To make rich with manure; to fertilize; -- said of the
soil; as, to enrich land by irrigation.
4. To supply with knowledge; to instruct; to store; -- said
of the mind. --Sir W. Raleigh.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make better or improve in quality; "The experience enriched
her understanding"; "enriched foods" [ant: deprive,
2: make wealthy or richer; "the oil boom enriched a lot of local
people" [ant: impoverish]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
107 Moby Thesaurus words for "enrich":
acculturate, add to, adorn, advance, ameliorate, amend, array,
beautify, bedeck, bedizen, better, blazon, boost, bring forward,
civilize, color, convolute, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate,
dizen, doll up, dress, dress up, edify, educate, elaborate,
elevate, embellish, emblazon, embroider, emend, endow, enhance,
enlighten, fatten, favor, fecundify, fertilize, festoon, fig out,
fix up, flourish, fortify, forward, foster, fructify, furbish,
garnish, gild, go straight, grace, gussy up, impregnate, improve,
improve upon, inseminate, involve, lard, lift, load with ornament,
make an improvement, manure, meliorate, mend, nurture, ornament,
overcharge, overlay, overload, paint, prank, prank up, preen,
prettify, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, prolificate, promote,
raise, redecorate, redo, refine, refine upon, reform, refurbish,
restore, richen, set off, set out, smarten, smarten up, socialize,
spruce up, straighten out, titivate, transfigure, transform,
trick out, trick up, trim, upgrade, uplift, varnish