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English noun: experience

1. experience (cognition) the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities


SamplesA man of experience.
Experience is the best teacher.


Broader (hypernym)education


Narrower (hyponym)familiarisation, familiarization, woodcraft


Antonymsinexperience, rawness

2. experience (cognition) the content of direct observation or participation in an event


SamplesHe had a religious experience.
He recalled the experience vividly.


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)life, living, re-experiencing, reality, reliving, reminder, world

3. experience (event) an event as apprehended


SamplesA surprising experience.
That painful experience certainly got our attention.


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)appalling, augury, blast, flash, flashing, foretoken, good time, head trip, loss, near-death experience, ordeal, out-of-body experience, preindication, sign, taste, time, trip, vision


Part holonymhigh point


English verb: experience

1. experience (perception) go or live through


SamplesWe had many trials to go through.
He saw action in Viet Nam.


Synonymsgo through, see


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)undergo


Narrower (hyponym)come, endure, enjoy, experience, feel, find, know, live, meet, see, suffer, suffer, witness

2. experience (cognition) have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations


SamplesI 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.


Synonymsknow, live


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, go through, see


Narrower (hyponym)live over, relive, taste

3. experience (perception) go through (mental or physical states or experiences)


SamplesGet an idea.
Experience vertigo.
Get nauseous.
Receive injuries.
Have a feeling.


Synonymsget, have, receive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)undergo


Narrower (hyponym)get, have, horripilate, suffer, sustain, take


Entailcomprehend, perceive

4. experience (emotion) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind


SamplesShe felt resentful.
He felt regret.


Synonymsfeel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)anger, beam, burn, chafe, congratulate, cool off, die, entertain, fly high, fume, glow, glow, harbor, harbour, hold, incline, joy, nurse, plume, pride, pride oneself, radiate, recapture, regret, rejoice, repent, rue, sadden, see red, shine, smolder, smoulder, suffer, sympathise, sympathize, take pride

5. experience (change) undergo


SamplesThe stocks had a fast run-up.


Synonymshave


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)encounter, meet, receive









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