ex·​pe·​ri·​enced | \ik-ˈspir-ē-ən(t)st \

Definition of experienced 

: made skillful or wise through experience : practiced an experienced driver

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Examples of experienced in a Sentence

The job calls for someone who is more experienced. for this delicate eye operation, seek out an experienced eye surgeon

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Others joined out of a deep-rooted desire to win against more experienced family members. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "West Louisville Chess Club not dwelling on controversial Bevin remarks," 13 July 2018 Typically, people who are a little more experienced in their career. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Matt Cutts of the U.S. Digital Service on Recode Decode," 12 July 2018 One of Acevedo’s key moves was overhauling the internal-investigations unit, replacing detectives with more experienced sergeants. Steve Miletich, The Seattle Times, "‘He’s just a doer’: Meet Seattle police-chief candidate Ely Reyes," 9 July 2018 After a surprising duo of resounding victories, the host nation succumbed 3-0 to the more experienced Uruguay in the 90 degree heat in this city by the Volga River. Anatoly Kurmanaev, WSJ, "Russia’s World Cup Team Gets a Reality Check," 25 June 2018 And some other nesters have their young adopted by more experienced pairs. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Canada geese grouping up before molt migration," 9 June 2018 For instance, several districts have raised their starting salaries and plan to give bigger increases to more experienced educators who went without pay raises for several years. Ricardo Cano, azcentral, "Pay raises for teachers, staff vary across Arizona school districts after #RedForEd," 3 June 2018 The day of the case, in the press gallery, a journalist near me kept whispering questions to a more experienced reporter on his left. Simon Van Zuylen-wood, Daily Intelligencer, "How Neil Gorsuch Became the Second-Most-Polarizing Man in Washington," 28 May 2018 The Americans made their vigor, youth and resilience count against the more experienced but battle-weary Germans, who were approaching their fifth year of fighting. Raf Casert, Fox News, "World War I battle of Bellau Wood was a turning point for US," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of experienced

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for experienced

experience entry 1 + -ed entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of experienced

: having skill or knowledge from doing something : having experience


ex·​pe·​ri·​enced | \ik-ˈspir-ē-ənst \

Kids Definition of experienced

: made skillful or wise from having lived through or undergone something an experienced sailor

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