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Definition of “exploit” - Learner’s Dictionary

exploit

verb [T]     /ɪkˈsplɔɪt/
TREAT UNFAIRLY
B2 to not pay or reward someone enough for something: [often passive] I felt as though I was being exploited.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
USE
B2 to use or develop something for your advantage: We are not fully exploiting all the resources that we have.Using and misusing
exploitation     /ˌeksplɔɪˈteɪʃən/ noun [U]
the exploitation of child workers
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