-en Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “-en” in the English Dictionary

"-en" in British English

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uk   us   /-ən/
used to ​formverbs that ​mean to ​increase the ​statedquality: Sweeten to ​taste with ​honey or ​brownsugar. I've had to ​loosen my ​belt.


uk   us   /ɪn-/ /en-/ (before b or p em-)
used to ​formverbs that ​mean to put into or onto something: encase encircle endanger used to ​formverbs that ​mean to ​cause to be something: enable endear enlarge enrich used to ​formverbs that ​mean to ​provide with something: empower
(Definition of -en from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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