Experience

Ex*pe"ri*ence

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Experienced (ks*p"r*nst); p. pr. & vb. n. Experiencing (ks*p"r*n*sng).] 1. To make practical acquaintance with; to try personally; to prove by use or trial; to have trial of; to have the lot or fortune of; to have befall one; to be affected by; to feel; as, to experience pain or pleasure; to experience poverty; to experience a change of views.
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The partial failure and disappointment which he had experienced in India.
Thirwall.
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2. To exercise; to train by practice.
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The youthful sailors thus with early care
Their arms experience, and for sea prepare.
Harte.
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To experience religion (Theol.), to become a convert to the doctrines of Christianity; to yield to the power of religious truth.
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