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  Definition of experience
  1. the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities; "a man of experience"; "experience is the best teacher"
  2. the content of direct observation or participation in an event; "he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly"
  3. an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
  4. undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up"
  5. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two d
  6. undergo an emotional sensation; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
  7. of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
  8. go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"
Similar Words: have, know, live, feel, receive, get, undergo, see, go through

 

See Also: feel for, pity, compassionate, condole with, sympathize with

 

Hyponyms: familiarization, familiarisation, woodcraft, world, reality, life, living, reliving, re-experiencing, reminder, appalling, augury, sign, foretoken, preindication, flash, flashing, good time, blast, loss, near-death experience, ordeal, out-of-body experience, taste, time, trip, head trip, vision, meet, encounter, receive, relive, live over, recapture, pride, plume, congratulate, smolder, smoulder, harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse, cool off, anger, see red, chafe, suffer, fume, repent, regret, rue, sadden, rejoice, joy, sympathize, sympathise, take pride, pride oneself, burn, die, fly high, glow, beam, radiate, shine, respire, labor, labour, sustain, have, get, take, horripilate, know, live, endure, feel, enjoy, witness, find, see, come

 

Entailments: perceive, comprehend

 

Derivational Morphology: undergo, see, go through, have, feel, receive, get, know, live, feelings, feeling

 

Language Translations:
Croatian: iskusiti   Danish: opleve  
Dutch: ervaren   Finnish: kokea  
French: éprouver   German: erfahren  
Hungarian: tapasztal   Icelandic: reyna  
Indonesian: alam   Interlingua: experientiar  
Italian: esperire   Japanese: 経験  
Korean: 경험하다   Lithuanian: patirti  
Norwegian: erfare   Polish: doświadczyć  
Portuguese: experienciar   Russian: испытывать  
Spanish: experimentar   Swedish: uppleva  
Vietnamese: kinh nghiệm  
 
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