AskDefine | Define exploit

Dictionary Definition

exploit n : a notable achievement; "he performed a great deed"; "the book was her finest effort" [syn: deed, feat, effort]

Verb

1 use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy" [syn: work]
2 draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely" [syn: tap]
3 work excessively hard; "he is exploiting the students" [syn: overwork]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • (noun): ĕks'ploit, /ˈɛksplɔɪt/, /"EksplOIt/
  • (verb): ĭksploit', /ɪksˈplɔɪt/, /Iks"plOIt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪt

Noun

  1. A heroic or extraordinary deed.
  2. An achievement. The first summit of mount Everest was a stunning exploit.

Translations

heroic or extraordinary deed

Verb

  1. To use for one's own advantage.

Synonyms

Translations

use for one's advantage

French

Noun

fr-noun m
  1. exploit

Synonyms

Extensive Definition

  • An achievement. The first summit of mount Everest was a stunning exploit.
See also: Exploitation
exploit in French: Exploit

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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