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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pe·ri·ence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Experienced p. pr. & vb. n. Experiencing ]
 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 doctrines of Christianity; to yield to the power of religious truth.