Experience have several different meanings, and the list below is categorized according to part of speech (verb or noun) and definition.
Experience synonyms as a verb
Experience as a verb means to have practical contact with something.
1.To be involved in
This phrase means to take part in something, and to act in it. You can be involved in a play, an organization, an event, or something else that requires you to dedicate some time, energy, and possibly money into it.
Robert is involved in a dance group at his university, and they will perform at the talent show tomorrow night.
I don’t want my brother to be involved in that group of people.
2.To participate in
Similar to being involved with something, to participate in something means to take part in it and contribute time and energy. Often, you can participate in various events, but groups and organizations can be participated in as well.
与be involved in相似，participate in something意为参加到其中并且付出时间和精力。通常，你可以参加各种各样的活动，但是你也可以参加团体和组织。
Sophia participated in the tennis tournament and won first place, bringing the trophy home to her school.
Greg wanted to participate in Woman’s March downtown tonight, so he went home early to prepare to go.
3.To be exposed to
Another way to experience something is to be exposed to it, or simply observe and have something made known to you. Sometimes, just being able to see something can bring it from a concept and theory to a real thing, and increase your sympathy to it.
Max’s parents wanted him to be exposed to different styles of living around the world so that he would be able to appreciate the things that he had.
Noah decided that being a lawyer was his career goal after he was exposed to the excitement and drama of a courtroom.
One way to gain exposure to something is to observe it, or see it with your own eyes but not participate in it. This type of experience can be useful for a high-risk job, such as a police officer or surgeon, who should not try to get hands-on experience without enough training.
The zoology students went to the ornithology exhibit at the local zoo to observe birds in captivity to prepare for their field trip to see wild birds in the forest.
Thomas was nervous before performing his first surgery because he had only observed his mentor do surgeries before.
5.To be aware of
To be aware of something means to have an idea that it exists. It means that you move from not knowing what something is to having a basic understanding of it, which is an important first leap. However, simply knowing that something exists and being an advocate for it are two different things, so if you talk about awareness of something in a job interview, make sure you can elaborate as well.
To be aware of something意为意识到它的存在。这意味着你从不了解到对它有基本的了解，这是第一次重要的飞跃。然而，简单地知道有什么东西存在和作为一个倡导者是两件不同的事情，所以如果你在面试中谈到对某件事的了解，你要确保也能详细说明。
I am aware of the problems with freedom of speech, but I still think freedom to say what you want is incredibly important.
Sarah is aware of the importance of time management, so she designed a calendar system that worked for her.
6.To be familiar with
Being familiar with something is a small step up from simply being aware of it. To be familiar with a problem or system means that you can probably describe it, provide solutions, and have your own insight to offer, even if you are not an expert yet.
Fred’s boss wanted him to become familiar with the inner workings of the conference before he started planning it.
The political candidate thought that was familiar with the issue in the Middle East but it was clear from his interview that he was not.
Another step up from being familiar with something is to understand it – or to know the information you need and be able to explain it to someone else. You may be approaching being an expert on the issue.
If Theresa understood why the company morale was so low, she would be able to prevent it from getting any worse.
Beth was finally able to understand why her parents were always so worried about her when she had her first child.
8.To have insight into
When you understand something, you may take your understanding up a step and offer your own thoughts and new ideas. Your insights are new ideas what you can contribute.
The consultant has some useful insights into how we can increase our earnings this year.
It was a good thing that Joe had insight into the market research we did so that we could create a really successful product.
To encounter means to meet something or someone.
To encounter 是遇见某人或者某事
I have encountered this problem before, so I know how to solve it.
Ed encountered his dream girl on the subway but she walked away before he could say hi.
If you endure something, you experience it but often with pain and suffering, whether physical or psychological.
Emma had to endure the grueling hours of her internship last summer, but it all paid off when the company she was interning for offered her a full-time job.
If you can endure the challenges at the beginning, you will be rewarded in the end.
11.To come into contact with
To come into contact with means to physically or metaphorically see, feel, or take part in something. This usually means that you had just a simple, non-serious interaction with something – not anything serious.
To come into contact with意为身体上或者隐喻意义上的看、感觉或者参与其中。这通常意味着你和某事有一个简单的，随意的互动，而不是严肃的事情。
I came into contact with the World Health Organization for the first time when I was in high school, and have wanted to work for them ever since.
Tony came into contact with similar challenges at her previous job, so she is able to explain how we can best combat our current problem.
12.To come across
Coming across something means to stumble upon it, or see it when you are looking for something else or nothing in particular.
Come across 意味着偶然发现它，或者当你在寻找别的东西或者什么都没有的时候，你看到了它。
I was reading the newspaper last night and came across the idea of the ten-thousand-hour rule – have you heard about it?
Brianna was browsing through Facebook, hoping to come across news of her ex-boyfriend but she could not find anything.
To face something – usually a challenge or problem – means to deal with or work to solve something.
Do not be afraid to face your fears, for having overcoming them will only make you stronger.
Olivia could not face her brother after she accidentally spilled her juice on his laptop.
Experiencing an emotion is to feel that emotion.
Ben did not know that he could feel as much fear as he did in that moment, standing on the edge of the cliff looking down.
Dylan made his mom feel pride, which gave him more motivation to work hard.