exploit

exploit
♦♦♦
exploits, exploiting, exploited
(The verb is pronounced [[t]ɪksplɔ͟ɪt[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]e̱ksplɔɪt[/t]].)
1) VERB If you say that someone is exploiting you, you think that they are treating you unfairly by using your work or ideas and giving you very little in return.

[V n] Critics claim he exploited black musicians for personal gain.

[V-ed] ...the plight of the exploited sugar cane workers.

Derived words:
exploitation [[t]e̱ksplɔɪte͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

Extra payments should be made to protect the interests of the staff and prevent exploitation.

2) VERB (disapproval) If you say that someone is exploiting a situation, you disapprove of them because they are using it to gain an advantage for themselves, rather than trying to help other people or do what is right.

[V n] The government and its opponents compete to exploit the troubles to their advantage.

Derived words:
exploitation N-SING N of n

...the exploitation of the famine by local politicians.

3) VERB If you exploit something, you use it well, and achieve something or gain an advantage from it.

[V n] You'll need a good aerial to exploit the radio's performance...

[V n] Cary is hoping to exploit new opportunities in Europe...

[V n] So you feel that your skills have never been fully appreciated or exploited?

4) VERB To exploit resources or raw materials means to develop them and use them for industry or commercial activities.

[V n] I think we're being very short sighted in not exploiting our own coal.

Derived words:
exploitation N-UNCOUNT usu N of n

...the planned exploitation of its potential oil and natural gas reserves.

5) N-COUNT: usu pl, with poss If you refer to someone's exploits, you mean the brave, interesting, or amusing things that they have done.

His wartime exploits were later made into a film and a television series.


English dictionary. 2008.

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