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 Just as every year features a mix of old and new songs, this year will feature a mix of experienced and new stage talent. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'We Are The Drum' production, a celebration of black history, will showcase Milwaukee talent," 14 Feb. 2020 In the bullpen, senior lefty Ben Keizer is their most experienced and dependable reliever. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan baseball's plan for College World Series return: 'Sights set on the windshield'," 13 Feb. 2020 An in-depth independent investigation by experienced and highly regarded lawyers was conducted and I was completely exonerated. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "Are The Grammys Corrupt? New Complaint Alleges Major Issues With The Recording Academy," 23 Jan. 2020 Their pursuit of Kawhi Leonard fell short but the combination of James and Davis, along with other players who are experienced and know their roles, may be good enough to bring the Lakers back to prominence. Gary Washburn, BostonGlobe.com, "LeBron James, Anthony Davis spearhead Lakers’ return to NBA prominence," 19 Jan. 2020 Never mind the Castro having more experienced and being just as educated as Buttigieg, but consider this: at the present moment, is continuing to struggle with Black and Latinx voters nationwide. Michael Arceneaux, Essence, "On Missing Julián Castro And Why He Was Needed," 8 Jan. 2020 However, the squad welcomes a mix of experienced and fresh players this year. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Klein Forest basketball focused on returning to playoffs," 26 Dec. 2019 Abundant on many lakes and generally willing biters, bluegills are truly a worthy hardwater adversary for both experienced and novice anglers. Outdoor Life, "5 Hottest Bites For First Ice," 20 Nov. 2019 Suddenly making a charge as his younger, less-experienced opponent faltered, Djokovic broke to lead 5-3 in the fourth set, helped by a sloppy volley into the net tape, a double-fault and a bad forehand by Thiem. Washington Post, "Djokovic tops Thiem for 8th Australian Open title, 17 majors," 2 Feb. 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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19 Feb 2020

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“Experienced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/experienced. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of experienced

: having skill or knowledge from doing something : having experience


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Kids Definition of experienced

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

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