Definition of Exploit

1. Noun. A notable achievement. "The book was her finest effort"

Exact synonyms: Effort, Feat
Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Achievement
Specialized synonyms: Derring-do, Hit, Rally, Rallying, Stunt, Tour De Force

2. Verb. Use or manipulate to one's advantage. "He works his parents for sympathy"
Exact synonyms: Work
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize
Specialized synonyms: Make Hay, Play, Avail, Help, Feed, Prey, Use
Related verbs: Work
Derivative terms: Exploitation, Exploitation, Exploitative, Exploitatory, Exploiter, Exploitive

3. Verb. Draw from; make good use of. "We must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
Exact synonyms: Tap
Specialized synonyms: Maximise, Maximize, Harness, Mine, Quarry, Overexploit, Commercialize, Milk
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize
Derivative terms: Exploitation

4. Verb. Work excessively hard. "He is exploiting the students"
Exact synonyms: Overwork
Generic synonyms: Put To Work, Work
Specialized synonyms: Overdrive
Derivative terms: Exploitation, Exploitative, Exploitatory, Exploitive, Overwork, Overworking

Definition of Exploit

1. n. A deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement; as, the exploits of Alexander the Great.

Definition of Exploit

1. Noun. A heroic or extraordinary deed. ¹

2. Noun. An achievement. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A program or technique that exploits a vulnerability in other software. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To use for one’s own advantage. ¹

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Definition of Exploit

1. to take advantage of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Exploit

explode a bombshell
exploded view
exploded views
exploding cucumber
exploding cucumbers
exploit (current term)
exploitation film
exploitation films

Literary usage of Exploit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"exploit and feat are often used in derision, to mark the absence of skill or bravery in the actions of individuals. The soldier who affects to be foremost ..."

2. History of the United States of America: Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1899)
"A final naval exploit of this war, and one of the most signal for personal adventure, was the destruction of the Confederate ram Albemarle by Lieutenant ..."

3. Life of George Washington by Washington Irving (1857)
"... having completed the new works at Lechmere Point, and being desirous of keeping up the spirit of his men, resolved to treat them to an exploit. ..."

4. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"of land reaching out into the Hudson. exploit at A sandy isthmus, ... This exploit, worthy of the good Lord James Douglas, has no military significance save ..."

5. Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1871)
"... at the tedious monotony and dull security of their fortified camp, and longed for some soul-stirring exploit of difficulty and danger. ..."

6. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1862)
"COLONEL ROBERTS' exploit. ... The fleet this morning is exulting over а wrt daring and brilliant exploit, performed bt ; : : by Col. ..."

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