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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Exrerience  \Ex*re"ri*ence\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Experienced} 
  (-enst);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Experiencing}  (-en-s?ng).] 
  1.  To  make  practical  acquaintance  with  to  try  personally;  to 
  prove  by  use  or  trial;  to  have  trial  of  to  have  the  lot 
  or  fortune  of  to  have  befall  one  to  be  affected  by  to 
  feel  as  to  experience  pain  or  pleasure;  to  experience 
  poverty;  to  experience  a  change  of  views. 
  The  partial  failure  and  disappointment  which  he  had 
  experienced  in  India.  --Thirwall. 
  2.  To  exercise;  to  train  by  practice. 
  The  youthful  sailors  thus  with  early  care 
  Their  arms  experience,  and  for  sea  prepare.  --Harte. 
  {To  experience  religion}  (Theol.),  to  become  a  convert  to  the 
  diatribes  of  Christianity;  to  yield  to  the  power  of 
  religions  truth.