exploit

An exploit is a heroic act or notable deed. The King Arthur legends are full of stories of the exploits of the Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Lancelot and King Arthur himself.

This noun is from Middle English expleit, exploit "outcome," from Latin explicitus "unfolded, set forth." The verb exploit means to use someone or something, usually selfishly or for profit––workers who are tired of being exploited by factory owners form unions that allow them to stand together as a powerful force.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: exploit

1
v
use or manipulate to one's advantage
2
n
a notable achievement
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: exploit
1

v use or manipulate to one's advantage

“He exploit the new taxation system”
Synonyms:
work
work
provoke or excite
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make hay
turn to one's advantage
play
use to one's advantage
avail, help
take or use
feed, prey
profit from in an exploitatory manner
use
seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage
take advantage, trespass
make excessive use of
Type of:
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize
put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

v work excessively hard

“he is exploiting the students”
Synonyms:
overwork
Types:
overdrive
drive or work too hard
Type of:
put to work, work
cause to work

v draw from; make good use of

“we must exploit the resources we are given wisely”
Synonyms:
tap
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maximise, maximize
make the most of
harness
exploit the power of
mine
get from the earth by excavation
quarry
extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
overexploit
exploit excessively
commercialize
exploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality
milk
exploit as much as possible
strip mine, surface mine, surface-mine
extract (ore) from a strip-mine
Type of:
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize
put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
2

n a notable achievement

Synonyms:
effort, feat
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derring-do
brave and heroic feats
hit
(baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
rally, rallying
the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
stunt
a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention
tour de force
a masterly or brilliant feat
base hit, safety
(baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
Russian roulette
a stunt in which you spin the cylinder of a revolver that is loaded with only one bullet and then point the muzzle at your head and pull the trigger
acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt
a stunt performed by an acrobat
Type of:
accomplishment, achievement
the action of accomplishing something

WORD FORMS

v
use or manipulate to one's advantage
1 exploit
n
a notable achievement
2 exploit
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