HyperDic: exploit

English > 4 senses of the word exploit:
VERBconsumptionexploit, workuse or manipulate to one's advantage
consumptionexploit, tapdraw from
socialexploit, overworkwork excessively hard
NOUNactexploit, feat, efforta notable achievement
exploit > pronunciation
Soundseh'ksploy.t; eh.ksploy't
Rhymesadroit ... maladroit: 4 rhymes with oyt...
English > exploit: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA notable achievement.
Synonymsfeat, effort
Narrowerderring-dobrave and heroic feats
hit(baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
rally, rallyingThe feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
stuntA difficult or unusual or dangerous feat
tour de forceA masterly or brilliant feat
Broaderaccomplishment, achievementThe action of accomplishing something
Spanishconsecución, exploit, gesta, hazaña, logro, proeza
Catalanconsecució, feta, fita, gesta, proesa
English > exploit: 4 senses > verb 1, consumption
MeaningUse or manipulate to one's advantage.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"He exploit the new taxation system"
Synonymwork
Narroweravail, helpTake or use
make hayTurn to one's advantage
playUse to one's advantage
prey, feedprofit from in an exploitatory manner
useseek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Similar toworkProvoke or excite
Spanishaprovechar, exploit, explotar
Catalanaprofitar, explotar
Adjectivesexploitative, exploitatory, exploitivetending to exploit or make use of
Nounsexploitationthe act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
exploitationan act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
exploitera person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically
English > exploit: 4 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningDraw from; make good use of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
Synonymtap
Narrowercommercializeexploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality
harnessexploit the power of
maximize, maximisemake the most of
milkexploit as much as possible
mineGet from the earth by excavation
overexploitexploit excessively
quarryextract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Spanishexplotar
Catalanexplotar, intervenir
Nounsexploitationthe act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
English > exploit: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningWork excessively hard.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"he is exploiting the students"
Synonymoverwork
NarroweroverdriveDrive or work too hard
Broaderwork, put to workCause to work
Spanishexplotar
Catalanexplotar
Adjectivesexploitative, exploitatory, exploitivetending to exploit or make use of
Nounsexploitationthe act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful

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