Enrich
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. [1913 Webster]

Seeing, Lord, your great mercy Us hath enriched so openly. --Chaucer's Dream. [1913 Webster]

2. To supply with ornament; to adorn; as, to enrich a ceiling by frescoes. [1913 Webster]

3. To make rich with manure; to fertilize; -- said of the soil; as, to enrich land by irrigation. [1913 Webster]

4. To supply with knowledge; to instruct; to store; -- said of the mind. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]


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