ex·​pe·​ri·​enced | \ ik-ˈspir-ē-ən(t)st How to pronounce experienced (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web Create an accessible training program for both new and experienced showrunners and co-executive producers that includes guidance on how to run a diverse and inclusive writers room. Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 May 2022 While not best suited for beginners, experienced sewers love how this machine is easy to operate and stays in pristine condition even with heavy use. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 22 May 2022 There are more than enough ways to bet on the Preakness Stakes for new and experienced bettors alike. Xl Media, cleveland, 21 May 2022 Like many of us, K-pop band SEVENTEEN experienced setbacks due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 20 May 2022 More recently, salary support and training were offered to less-experienced film crew and staff. Rebecca Souw, Variety, 19 May 2022 This is typically only experienced when taking higher doses and usually goes away after a few minutes. The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 May 2022 Dixon, a member of the Navajo Nation, experienced abuse and severe health problems during his childhood on the reservation. Rebekah L. Sanders, The Arizona Republic, 11 May 2022 Sagamore and Goldman sought out nationally-experienced developers to direct future phases, said Michael Lohr, managing director of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, which includes the investment bank’s urban investment group. Lorraine Mirabella, Baltimore Sun, 10 May 2022 See More

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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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28 May 2022

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“Experienced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/experienced. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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ex·​pe·​ri·​enced | \ ik-ˈspir-ē-ənst How to pronounce experienced (audio) \

Kids Definition of experienced

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

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