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Synonyms for experience
ɪkˈspɪər i əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. experience(noun)

    the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities

    "a man of experience"; "experience is the best teacher"

    Antonyms:
    inexperience, rawness

  2. experience(noun)

    the content of direct observation or participation in an event

    "he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly"

    Antonyms:
    inexperience, rawness

  3. experience(verb)

    an event as apprehended

    "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

    Antonyms:
    rawness, inexperience

  4. experience, see, go through(verb)

    go or live through

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

    Synonyms:
    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, ascertain, catch, work through, visualise, follow up, consider, interpret, hear, run through, realize, get wind, project, discover, insure, check

    Antonyms:
    inexperience, rawness

  5. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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, screw, have it off, have it away, get it on, cognize, bang, live on, roll in the hay

    Antonyms:
    rawness, inexperience

  6. 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"

    Synonyms:
    take, pick up, make, mystify, 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

    Antonyms:
    rawness, inexperience

  7. feel, experience(verb)

    undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

    "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"

    Synonyms:
    see, get, know, find, go through, sense, have, live, palpate, finger, receive, feel

    Antonyms:
    inexperience, rawness

  8. have, experience(verb)

    undergo

    "The stocks had a fast run-up"

    Synonyms:
    get, throw, see, feature, 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

    Antonyms:
    rawness, inexperience

Wiktionary

  1. experience(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inexperience

  2. 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.

    It was an experience he would not soon forget.

    Antonyms:
    inexperience

  3. experience(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inexperience

  4. experience(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inexperience

  5. experience(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inexperience

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. experience

    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.

    Synonyms:
    acquaintance, association, companionship, familiarity, fellowship, friendship, intimacy, knowledge

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, ignoring, inexperience, unfamiliarity

    Preposition:
    Acquaintance with a subject; of one person with another; between persons.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. experience(v)

    Synonyms:
    try, feel, undergo, encounter, endure

    Antonyms:
    evade, escape, miss, lose

  2. experience(n)

    Synonyms:
    experiment, trial, test, proof, habit, knowledge

Editors Contribution

  1. erlebnisse

    plural of erlebnis

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. experience(n.)

    Synonyms:
    trial, proof, test, practice

  2. experience(n.)

    Synonyms:
    knowledge (gained from trial or practice), experimental knowledge, practical wisdom

  3. experience(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    try, feel, undergo, endure, put to the proof (of one's own sensations), prove by trial, have practical acquaintance with

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How to use experience in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    What one says as a businessman who has not had TS/SCI clearance and sat in the situation room, or what one says on the campaign trail in a politically charged environment for a year, is incredibly different to the perspective you may have after you take on the mantle of the commander-in-chief, and you are the person responsible for the safety of all Americans, that's what experience tells us, and to judge based on statements they made when they were not in that position of responsibility.

  2. Richard Cordray:

    I think we do have political differences, but I think a big difference is experience.

  3. Samuel Johnson:

    Men are wise in proportion not to their experience but to their capacity for experience.

  4. Francis Egan:

    We have also confirmed that the Bowland shale formation fractures in a way that, from U.S. experience, is typical of an excellent shale gas reservoir.

  5. Tom Bunn:

    Oxytocin is produced to shut the fear system down. So we look for a moment in a person’s life when they had an experience to cause the oxytocin to flow.


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