Another word for experience
The act of living through events
participation, involvement, undergoing, direct observation, encountering, contact, exposure, practice, strife, struggle, endurance, action, actuality, reality, activity, existence, continuance, school of hard knocks*; see also life 1, 2.
What one lives through
That which one gains from having lived
background, skill, knowledge, perspicacity, wisdom, practice, familiarity, acquaintance, conversance, maturity, seasoning, judgment, practical knowledge, sense, savoir-faire, sophistication, worldliness, proficiency, expertise, know-how*.
Another word for experiencenoun
Personal knowledge derived from participation or observation:acquaintance, familiarity. See knowledge
To participate in or partake of personally:feel, go through, have, know, meet1 (with), see, suffer, taste (of), undergo. (Archaic) prove. Idiom: run up against. See participate
To be physically aware of through the senses:feel, have. See knowledge
To undergo an emotional reaction:feel, have, know, savor, taste. See feelings