the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
"a man of experience"; "experience is the best teacher"
the content of direct observation or participation in an event
"he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly"
an event as apprehended
"a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
experience, see, go through(verb)
go or live through
"We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"
date, get word, figure, implement, go out, follow out, look, get, put through, consume, know, see to it, devour, find, view, go steady, take in, go through, live, have, meet, down, examine, carry out, construe, determine, see, receive, reckon, fancy, picture, visualize, go across, realise, control, encounter, escort, learn, envision, watch, visit, feel, run into, pass, run across, assure, come across, understand, get a line, follow through, image, take care, witness, find out, ensure, attend, pick up, regard, experience, ascertain, catch, work through, visualise, follow up, consider, interpret, hear, run through, realize, get wind, project, discover, insure, check
know, experience, live(verb)
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 divorces"
dwell, have intercourse, have a go at it, subsist, have sex, recognise, get, populate, bed, hold out, know, get laid, make love, endure, go through, bonk, have, acknowledge, cognise, survive, exist, love, last, inhabit, see, receive, be, live, sleep together, do it, go, eff, hold up, feel, lie with, make out, be intimate, recognize, jazz, sleep with, hump, experience, screw, have it off, have it away, get it on, cognize, bang, live on, roll in the hay
experience, receive, have, get(verb)
go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
"get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
take, pick up, make, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, hold, become, sustain, receive, scram, invite, consume, go, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, pay off, fix, pay back, stick, suffer, feel, beat, set about, get down, arrive, incur, deliver, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, set out, birth, live, welcome, arrest, meet, give, bring, bewilder, see, mother, induce, buzz off, catch, let, feature, obtain, beget, flummox, get, generate, capture, have got, find, amaze, go through, baffle, start out, pose, vex, give birth, aim, throw, perplex, gravel, begin, fetch, father, bear, get under one's skin, encounter, puzzle, know, produce, convey, own, acquire, come, accept, possess, bugger off, cause, ingest, take in, nonplus, commence
undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
"She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
"The stocks had a fast run-up"
get, throw, see, feature, experience, suffer, accept, ingest, cause, give, feel, go through, hold, let, sustain, have, give birth, take in, birth, receive, consume, own, deliver, possess, take, live, bear, know, have got, induce, make, stimulate
experience(noun): To observe certain events; undergo a certain feeling or process; or perform certain actions that may alter one or contribute to one's knowledge, opinions, or skills.
experience(noun)Activity which one has performed.
experience(noun)Collection of events and/or activities from which an individual or group may gather knowledge, opinions, and skills.
experience(noun)The knowledge thus gathered.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Acquaintance between persons supposes that each knows the other; we may know a public man by his writings or speeches, and by sight, but can not claim acquaintance unless he personally knows us. There may be pleasant acquaintance with little companionship; and conversely, much companionship with little acquaintance, as between busy clerks at adjoining desks. So there may be association in business without intimacy or friendship. Acquaintance admits of many degrees, from a slight or passing to a familiar or intimate acquaintance; but acquaintance unmodified commonly signifies less than familiarity or intimacy. As regards persons, familiarity is becoming restricted to the undesirable sense, as in the proverb, "Familiarity breeds contempt;" hence, in personal relations, the word intimacy, which refers to mutual knowledge of thought and feeling, is now uniformly preferred. Friendship includes acquaintance with some degree of intimacy, and ordinarily companionship, though in a wider sense friendship may exist between those who have never met, but know each other only by word and deed. Acquaintance does not involve friendship, for one may be well acquainted with an enemy. Fellowship involves not merely acquaintance and companionship, but sympathy as well. There may be much friendship without much fellowship, as between those whose homes or pursuits are far apart. There may be pleasant fellowship which does not reach the fulness of friendship. Compare ATTACHMENT; FRIENDSHIP; LOVE. As regards studies, pursuits, etc., acquaintance is less than familiarity, which supposes minute knowledge of particulars, arising often from long experience or association.
Acquaintance with a subject; of one person with another; between persons.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for experience
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- اختبار, خبرة, تجربةArabic
- опит, изпитвам, преживяване, преживявамBulgarian
- pociťovat, pocítit, zkušenost, zážitekCzech
- oplevelse, erfaring, rutine, opleve, øvelse, erfareDanish
- Erlebnis, Erfahrung, erfahren, erleben, PraxisGerman
- vivir, experiencia, experimentar, vivenciaSpanish
- kokemus, kokeaFinnish
- expérience, éprouverFrench
- belibjeWestern Frisian
- अनुभव, अनुभव करनाHindi
- gyakorlat, tapasztalat, élmény, tapasztalHungarian
- upplifa, reyna, verða fyrirIcelandic
- esperienza, esperireItalian
- 経験, 体験Japanese
- გადაიტანს, გამოცდილებაGeorgian
- 경험, 經驗Korean
- patirti, patyrimas, patirtisLithuanian
- piedzīvot, pieredze, pieredzētLatvian
- beleving, beleven, ondergaan, ervaren, ervaring, ondervinding, ondervinden, meemaken, kennis, belevenisDutch
- erfaring, erfareNorwegian
- doświadczenie, doświadczyćPolish
- experiência, experienciarPortuguese
- păți, experiențăRomanian
- пережить, переживать, испытать, опыт, испытыватьRussian
- iskústvo, iskúsitiSerbo-Croatian
- upplevelse, erfarenhet, uppleva, att upplevaSwedish
- uzoefu, tajriba, tajiribaSwahili
- danas, karanasanTagalog
- tecrübe, deneyimTurkish
- kinh nghiệmVietnamese
- plakön, lifotönVolapük
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