Word usage "experience"

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Dear sir,
As I know, the word "experience" is often followed by a feeling, e.g. pain. But if I want to say experience someone's thought or ideas, is it okay? Because the feeling of the word "understand" is a little bit short for me.
 

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Catcher said:
Dear sir,
As I know, the word "experience" is often followed by a feeling, e.g. pain. But if I want to say experience someone's thought or ideas, is it okay? Because the feeling of the word "understand" is a little bit short for me.

I don't think I would use "experience" with someone else's thoughts or ideas.

If "understand" is too weak, what are you trying to say?

Were you:

moved
enraptured
captured

Did you:

comprehend
grasp
realize

:?:
 
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MikeNewYork said:
Catcher said:
Dear sir,
As I know, the word "experience" is often followed by a feeling, e.g. pain. But if I want to say experience someone's thought or ideas, is it okay? Because the feeling of the word "understand" is a little bit short for me.

I don't think I would use "experience" with someone else's thoughts or ideas.

If "understand" is too weak, what are you trying to say?

Were you:

moved
enraptured
captured

Did you:

comprehend
grasp
realize

:?:

Maybe one of these:

sympathise / empathize / identify (with) the other person
have a psychological empathy with the other's feelings
share the other person's feelings
 

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Susie Smith said:
MikeNewYork said:
Catcher said:
Dear sir,
As I know, the word "experience" is often followed by a feeling, e.g. pain. But if I want to say experience someone's thought or ideas, is it okay? Because the feeling of the word "understand" is a little bit short for me.

I don't think I would use "experience" with someone else's thoughts or ideas.

If "understand" is too weak, what are you trying to say?

Were you:

moved
enraptured
captured

Did you:

comprehend
grasp
realize

:?:

Maybe one of these:

sympathise / empathize / identify (with) the other person
have a psychological empathy with the other's feelings
share the other person's feelings

Good ones! :wink:
 
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