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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.


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.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)encounter, meet, receive

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