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EXPLOIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exploit mean? 

EXPLOIT (noun)
  The noun EXPLOIT has 1 sense:

1. a notable achievement

  Familiarity information: EXPLOIT used as a noun is very rare.


EXPLOIT (verb)
  The verb EXPLOIT has 3 senses:

1. use or manipulate to one's advantage
2. draw from; make good use of
3. work excessively hard

  Familiarity information: EXPLOIT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPLOIT (noun)


Sense 1exploit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A notable achievement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

deed; exploit; feat; effort

Context examples:

he performed a great deed / the book was her finest effort

Hypernyms ("exploit" is a kind of...):

accomplishment; achievement (the action of accomplishing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exploit"):

acquiring; getting (the act of acquiring something)

mitsvah; mitzvah ((Judaism) a good deed performed out of religious duty)

actuation; propulsion (the act of propelling)

rally; rallying (the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort)

recovery; retrieval (the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost))

running away (leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be)

stunt (a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention)

touch; touching (the act of putting two things together with no space between them)

tour de force (a masterly or brilliant feat)

digging up; disinterment; exhumation (the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried)

equalisation; equalization; leveling (the act of making equal or uniform)

egress; egression; emergence (the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent)

causation; causing (the act of causing something to happen)

delivery; obstetrical delivery (the act of delivering a child)

departure; going; going away; leaving (act of departing)

derring-do (brave and heroic deeds)

discovery; find; uncovering (the act of discovering something)

disposal; disposition (the act or means of getting rid of something)

hit ((baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball))

effectuation; implementation (the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect)


EXPLOIT (verb)


Sense 1exploit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use or manipulate to one's advantage

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

exploit; work

Context examples:

He exploit the new taxation system / She knows how to work the system / he works his parents for sympathy

Hypernyms (to "exploit" is one way to...):

apply; employ; use; utilise; utilize (put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exploit"):

use (seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage)

feed; prey (profit from in an exploitatory manner)

avail; help (take or use)

play (use to one's advantage)

make hay (turn to one's advantage)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2exploit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw from; make good use of

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

exploit; tap

Context example:

we must exploit the resources we are given wisely

Hypernyms (to "exploit" is one way to...):

apply; employ; use; utilise; utilize (put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exploit"):

milk (exploit as much as possible)

commercialize (exploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality)

overexploit (exploit excessively)

quarry (extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry)

mine (get from the earth by excavation)

harness (exploit the power of)

maximise; maximize (make the most of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3exploit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Work excessively hard

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

overwork; exploit

Context example:

he is exploiting the students

Hypernyms (to "exploit" is one way to...):

put to work; work (cause to work)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exploit"):

overdrive (drive or work too hard)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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