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exploit2

ex·ploit2

exploit2

 
pronunciation:
ihk sploIt
part of speech: verb
inflections: exploited, exploiting, exploits
definition 1: to make full use of and gain from.
A country should exploit its resources with care.
synonyms:
take advantage of
similar words:
benefit from, use
definition 2: to use for one's own advantage and in a way that is unfair to the thing or person being used.
Children are exploited as cheap workers in some countries.
synonyms:
take advantage of
similar words:
abuse, misuse, oppress
derivations: exploitable (adj.), exploitative (adj.), exploiter (n.)