enrich

To enrich something is to make it richer, or to improve the quality of it. You play the lottery because it might enrich your bank account; you play ping-pong to enrich your quality of life.

Regardless of the sense it is used in, the key to enrich is the word rich (you can almost think of it as the verb form of the adjective). So to enrich something is to make it rich, richer, or just plain better. Enrich always needs an object: You can’t visit a wax museum just to enrich, but you can go to enrich your life. Verbs that enrich include improve, enhance, cultivate, better, and develop.

Definitions of enrich
1

v make better or improve in quality

“The experience enriched her understanding”
enriched foods”
Antonyms:
deprive, impoverish
take away
Types:
show 6 types...
hide 6 types...
fill out, round out
make bigger or better or more complete
choke, throttle
reduce the air supply
feed, fertilise, fertilize
provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
nitrify
treat (soil) with nitrates
dung
fertilize or dress with dung
topdress
scatter manure or fertilizer over (land)
Type of:
ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate
to make better

v make wealthy or richer

“the oil boom enriched a lot of local people”
Antonyms:
impoverish
make poor
Types:
feather one's nest
enrich oneself by taking advantage of one's position
Type of:
add
make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a life-long learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.