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 Most experienced problems with attention and executive function, which includes skills like planning, organization, and multitasking. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "COVID-19 ‘brain fog’ inspires search for causes and treatments," 27 Apr. 2021 While reports of attacks against Asian Americans have grown more visible in the last few months amid high-profile incidents, the population has long experienced discrimination and racist attacks in the United States. Washington Post, "Poll: Most Asian Americans say violence against them is increasing," 23 Apr. 2021 While Brown is by far the most experienced of the group, as a starter at Boston College and even as the backup at UO last season, Cristobal insists the competition is not definitively over yet. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Why Anthony Brown maintains lead in Oregon Ducks QB competition entering second spring scrimmage," 22 Apr. 2021 Gotay, who finished third on the team in tackles last season, is the most experienced of the three with four career starts, including three last year. Daniel Oyefusi, baltimoresun.com, "Five players to watch in Maryland’s Red-White spring football game," 22 Apr. 2021 But Bachelor Nation stars are highly experienced at discussing their emotions. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Alabama’s Hannah Brown talks pageants, body image with ‘Duck Dynasty’ clan," 14 Apr. 2021 Staff would be under less pressure to work multiple jobs, and the industry could draw more experienced workers. Bianca Frogner, The Conversation, "One change that could help nursing homes recover from COVID-19 fears and become safer places for aging parents," 13 Apr. 2021 Brewer’s the most experienced of the bunch, with career totals of 37 receptions, 427 yards and five touchdowns in 43 career games. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas TE Cade Brewer hoping to make the most of fifth year," 9 Apr. 2021 Students must have a high school diploma or GED to be accepted, and include those fresh out of high school as well as experienced workers. Jim Vinoski, Forbes, "Two Great Examples Of How We Can Create The Manufacturing Workforce We Need," 7 Apr. 2021

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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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16 May 2021

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“Experienced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/experienced. Accessed 16 May. 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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