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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

When India got independence, entrepreneurs were seen as a bad lot, as people who would exploit.
Nandan Nilekani

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

Five centuries from now - barring unimaginable catastrophe - the moon will be developed real estate. There's economic incentive to exploit the moon - the helium-3 will be useful in powering fusion reactors, and the rare earth elements could supplant the limited terrestrial supply of these materials.
Seth Shostak

There are forces all around you who wish to exploit division, rob you of your freedom, and tell you what to think. But young folks can rekindle the weary spirit of a slumbering nation.
Wynton Marsalis
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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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