practical contact with and observation of facts or events.
he had learned his lesson by painful experience
involvement in,participation in,contact with,acquaintance with,exposure to,observation of,awareness of,familiarity with,conversance with,understanding of,impression of,insight into
encounter or undergo (an event or occurrence).
the company is experiencing difficulties
undergo,encounter,meet,have experience of,come into contact with,run into,come across,come up against,face,be faced with,confront,be forced to contend with,feel,know,become familiar with,live/go through,sustain,suffer,endure,tolerate,participate in,taste,try