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English noun: exploit

1. exploit (act) a notable achievement


SamplesHe performed a great feat.
The book was her finest effort.


Synonymseffort, feat


Broader (hypernym)accomplishment, achievement


Narrower (hyponym)derring-do, hit, rally, rallying, stunt, tour de force


English verb: exploit

1. exploit (consumption) use or manipulate to one's advantage


SamplesHe exploit the new taxation system.
She knows how to work the system.
He works his parents for sympathy.


Synonymswork


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize


Narrower (hyponym)avail, feed, help, make hay, play, prey, use


Verb groupwork

2. exploit (consumption) draw from; make good use of


SamplesWe must exploit the resources we are given wisely.


Synonymstap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize


Narrower (hyponym)commercialize, harness, maximise, maximize, milk, mine, overexploit, quarry

3. exploit (social) work excessively hard


SamplesHe is exploiting the students.


Synonymsoverwork


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)put to work, work


Narrower (hyponym)overdrive









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