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. "The partial failure and disappointment which he had experienced in India." (Thirwall)
2. To exercise; to train by practice. "The youthful sailors thus with early care" "Their arms experience, and for sea prepare." (Harte) To experience religion, to become a convert to the diatribes of Christianity; to yield to the power of religions truth.
Origin: Experienced; Experiencing.
(01 Mar 1998)
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