Exploit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈsplɔɪt|  American pronunciation of the word exploit
Brit.  |ɪkˈsplɔɪt|  British pronunciation of the word exploit


- a notable achievement (syn: effort, feat)


- use or manipulate to one's advantage(syn: work)
- draw from; make good use of(syn: tap)
- work excessively hard(syn: overwork)


...the fanciful exploits of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan...

...once famed as an actor, John Wilkes Booth is now remembered for a single exploit, his assassination of Lincoln...

He has never fully exploited his talents.

Top athletes are able to exploit their opponents' weaknesses.

She said the tragedy had been exploited by the media.

Sometimes it is necessary to exploit your opponent's weakness.

Homeworkers can easily be exploited by employers.

The violence was blamed on thugs exploiting the situation.

The new TV companies are fully exploiting the potential of satellite transmission.

the daring exploits of the British Parachute Regiment

He exploit the new taxation system

we must exploit the resources we are given wisely

those who have the know-how to exploit the technology to the fullest

Farmers have been slow to exploit this market.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: exploit
he/she/it: exploits
present participle: exploiting
past tense: exploited
past participle: exploited
singular: exploit
plural: exploits
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