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Definition of Exploit


  1. A deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement; as, the exploits of Alexander the Great.
  2. Combat; war.
  3. To utilize; to make available; to get the value or usefulness out of; as, to exploit a mine or agricultural lands; to exploit public opinion.
  4. Hence: To draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon.

Exploit Quotations

We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies. The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for the surplus goods produced in our factories.
Cecil Rhodes

Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.
Frank Wedekind

I value my privacy and my personal life - and I certainly don't exploit my personal life.
Scarlett Johansson

The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity.
Kate Millett

We should govern our actions by assuming that people are more good than bad. Whereas, most of our social policies dictate that people are more bad than good. That you know if you do something, it'll be seized by the rich to exploit the poor.
James D. Watson
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Exploit Translations

exploit in Danish is udbytte
exploit in Dutch is exploiteren, uitbuiten, uitmelken
exploit in French is exploiter, exploitons, exploitez, exploitent
exploit in German is verwerten, ausbeuten, ausbeuten, ausnutzen
exploit in Italian is utilizzare
exploit in Swedish is bedrift, utnyttja, bragd
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