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English definition of “exploit”

exploit

verb [T] (USE WELL)    /ɪkˈsplɔɪt/
B2 to use something for advantage: We need to make sure that we exploit our resources as fully as possible.Using and misusing exploitable     /-ˈsplɔɪ.tə.bl̩/ US  /-ˈsplɔɪ.t̬ə.bl̩/ adjective The coal mine is no longer commercially exploitable (= can no longer be used for profit). The lack of jobs in this area means that the workforce is easily exploitable (= employers can use workers unfairly for their own advantage).Using and misusingTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
(Definition of exploit verb (USE WELL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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