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 Very intelligent, experienced and skilled 6-11 basketball player. Steven Poole, CNN, "Kevin Durant apologizes for Michael Rapaport exchange as the Brooklyn Nets stay first in the East," 2 Apr. 2021 Others worry a stream of less-experienced users aren’t taking the trek into frozen, dynamic glacial wilderness seriously. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Knik Glacier’s biking boom is drawing hundreds into backcountry once tough to reach," 1 Apr. 2021 At Kaiser Health News, Ungar edited a team of freelancers and mentored less-experienced reporters while also writing her own stories about health and healthcare that appeared in outlets such as Time, the Washington Post and, frequently, USA TODAY. The Courier-Journal, "Back in the fold: Award-winning journalist to lead The Courier Journal investigative team," 31 Mar. 2021 Proximie uses augmented reality to let expert surgeons peer into far-off operating rooms and lend a hand to their less-experienced colleagues. BostonGlobe.com, "Addressing pandemic needs, telesurgery surges. Think of it as Zoom for surgeons," 23 Mar. 2021 Without senior guard Collin Gillespie, the team's emotion leader and best defensive player, Villanova (17-6) may have a hard time containing an experienced and confident North Texas squad. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, "NCAA tournament 2021: Best Sunday matchups, betting odds and players to watch," 20 Mar. 2021 The Gophers bring a talented and experienced team to the Big Ten tournament, and even freshmen like defensemen Brock Faber and Mike Koster aren't typical first-year players. Randy Johnson, Star Tribune, "Gophers men's hockey team hits the road for postseason — comfortably," 13 Mar. 2021 At that point, Davis gives his less-experienced partner the first of three warnings not to use force. Eric Umansky, ProPublica, "It Wasn’t the First Time the NYPD Killed Someone in Crisis. For Kawaski Trawick, It Only Took 112 Seconds.," 4 Dec. 2020 Find a good real estate agent to work with — one who’s experienced, knows your area and can guide you through the process. Dallas News, "Motley Fool: Veeva Systems is a pricey stock that’s worth considering," 15 Nov. 2020

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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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The first known use of experienced was in 1567

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10 Apr 2021

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“Experienced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/experienced. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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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 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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