experiment - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participleexperimenting
past tenseexperimented
past participleexperimented
  1. 1
    to try new ideas, methods, or activities in order to find out what results they will have

    a designer who is not afraid to experiment

    experiment with:

    She likes experimenting with different hairstyles.

  2. 2
    to perform scientific tests in order to find out what happens to someone or something in particular conditions
    experiment on/with:

    This lab doesn’t experiment on animals.