exploitverb [T]uk /ɪkˈsplɔɪt/ us /ɪkˈsplɔɪt/
exploit verb [T] (USE WELL)
- The increased globalization of the commodity trading business is something we must exploit.
- Exporters can currently exploit the favourable exchange rates.
- When a great opportunity like that comes along, you'd be a fool not to exploit it.
- We have a lot of knowledge and experience in this department that we are not currently exploiting fully.
- Finding myself in a dream situation, I exploited it to the full.
exploit verb [T] (USE UNFAIRLY)
- This planet on which we all live should be cherished and not exploited.
- He was portrayed as a ruthless opportunist who exploited the publicity at every opportunity.
- High street banks have been accused of exploiting small firms.
- The minister was sacked for exploiting his position for his own personal gain.
- She frequently exploits her authority by getting other people to do things for her.
exploitnoun [C usually plural]uk /ˈek.splɔɪt/ us /ˈek.splɔɪt/