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Definition 1: the content of direct observation or participation in an event - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where experience or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a religious experience
  • he recalled the experience vividly

(experience is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of experience ) all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you

"his world was shattered" "we live in different worlds" "for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were"

(... is a kind of experience ) the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities

"he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"

(... is a kind of experience ) a recurrence of a prior experience

"the reliving of a strong emotion can be therapeutic"

(... is a kind of experience ) an experience that causes you to remember something

Definition 2: the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where experience or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man of experience
  • experience is the best teacher

(experience is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired by learning and instruction

"it was clear that he had a very broad education"

(... is a kind of experience ) the experience of becoming familiar with something

(... is a kind of experience ) skill and experience in matters relating to the woods (as hunting or fishing or camping)

Definition 3: an event as apprehended - [noun denoting event]

Samples where experience or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a surprising experience
  • that painful experience certainly got our attention

(experience is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of experience ) a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance

"he had a vision of the Virgin Mary"

(... is a kind of experience ) an exciting or stimulating experience

(... is a kind of experience ) a person's experience on a particular occasion

"he had a time holding back the tears" "they had a good time together"

(... is a kind of experience ) a brief experience of something

"he got a taste of life on the wild side" "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"

(... is a kind of experience ) the dissociative experience of observing yourself from an external perspective as though your mind or soul had left and was observing your body

(... is a kind of experience ) a severe or trying experience

(... is a kind of experience ) the experience of being close to death but surviving

(... is a kind of experience ) the experience of losing a loved one

"he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"

(... is a kind of experience ) a highly pleasurable or exciting experience

"we had a good time at the party" "celebrating after the game was a blast"

(... is a kind of experience ) a short vivid experience

"a flash of emotion swept over him" "the flashings of pain were a warning"

(... is a kind of experience ) an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

"he hoped it was an augury" "it was a sign from God"

(... is a kind of experience ) an experience that appalls

"is it better to view the appalling or merely hear of it?"

(experience is a part of ...) the most enjoyable part of a given experience

"the trumpet solo was the high point of the concert"

Definition 4: undergo - [verb of change]

Samples where experience or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The stocks had a fast run-up

Synonyms for experience in the sense of this definition

(experience is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of experience ) experience as a reaction

"My proposal met with much opposition"

Definition 5: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations - [verb of cognition]

Samples where experience or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for experience in the sense of this definition

(experience is a kind of ...) undergo or live through a difficult experience

"We had many trials to go through" "he saw action in Viet Nam"

(... is a kind of experience ) experience briefly

"The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"

(... is a kind of experience ) experience again, often in the imagination

"He relived the horrors of war"

Definition 6: undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind - [verb of emotion]

Samples where experience or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She felt resentful
  • He felt regret

Synonyms for experience in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of experience ) feel favorably disposed or willing

"She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs"

(... is a kind of experience ) come to feel sad

(... is a kind of experience ) feel happiness or joy

(... is a kind of experience ) share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of

(... is a kind of experience ) feel proud of

"She took great pride in her sons"

(... is a kind of experience ) feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion

"She was burning with anger" "He was burning to try out his new skies"

(... is a kind of experience ) feel indifferent towards

"She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery"

(... is a kind of experience ) be elated

"He was flying high during the summer months"

(... is a kind of experience ) experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

"She was beaming with joy" "Her face radiated with happiness"

(... is a kind of experience ) feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

(... is a kind of experience ) be mad, angry, or furious

(... is a kind of experience ) experience anew

"She could not recapture that feeling of happiness"

(... is a kind of experience ) be proud of

"He prides himself on making it into law school"

(... is a kind of experience ) have strong suppressed feelings

(... is a kind of experience ) maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

"bear a grudge" "entertain interesting notions" "harbor a resentment"

(... is a kind of experience ) feel less enamoured of something or somebody

(... is a kind of experience ) become angry

"He angers easily"

(... is a kind of experience ) feel extreme irritation or anger

"He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"

(... is a kind of experience ) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

(... is a kind of experience ) be exuberant or high-spirited

"Make the people's hearts glow"

Definition 7: go through (mental or physical states or experiences) - [verb of perception]

Samples where experience or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • get an idea
  • experience vertigo
  • get nauseous
  • receive injuries
  • have a feeling

Synonyms for experience in the sense of this definition

(experience is a kind of ...) pass through

"The chemical undergoes a sudden change" "The fluid undergoes shear" "undergo a strange sensation"

(... is a kind of experience ) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

"She suffered a fracture in the accident" "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars" "She got a bruise on her leg" "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"

(... is a kind of experience ) experience or feel or submit to

"Take a test" "Take the plunge"

(... is a kind of experience ) have one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps

"I horripilate when I see violence on television"

(experience implies ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

Definition 8: undergo or live through a difficult experience - [verb of perception]

Samples where experience or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We had many trials to go through
  • he saw action in Viet Nam

Synonyms for experience in the sense of this definition

(experience is a kind of ...) pass through

"The chemical undergoes a sudden change" "The fluid undergoes shear" "undergo a strange sensation"

(... is a kind of experience ) 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"

(... is a kind of experience ) undergo or be subjected to

"He suffered the penalty" "Many saints suffered martyrdom"

(... is a kind of experience ) undergo or suffer

"meet a violent death" "suffer a terrible fate"

(... is a kind of experience ) undergo passive experience of

"We felt the effects of inflation" "her fingers felt their way through the string quartet" "she felt his contempt of her"

(... is a kind of experience ) have for one's benefit

"The industry enjoyed a boom"

(... is a kind of experience ) perceive or be contemporaneous with

"We found Republicans winning the offices" "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school" "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions" "I want to see results"

(... is a kind of experience ) experience orgasm

"she could not come because she was too upset"

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