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The title is explicit, what's the difference between 試験する and 受験する ? According to my dictionnary they both mean "to pass an exam", but I guess there is a nuance.

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    Which dictionary are you using? Neither one means "to pass an exam." – mamster Sep 15 '18 at 22:33
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試験する: to make experiments on something or someone.
受験する: take an examination

試験する
experiment ((on animals/with medicine)); test ((a thing)); put ((a thing)) to the test
https://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/word/en/試験する/#je-30916

受験する
受験の準備をする
prepare for an examination

私立校を受験する
take [((英))sit (for)] an entrance examination to [for] a private school
https://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/word/en/受験/#je-34394

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