American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An act or deed, especially a brilliant or heroic one. See Synonyms at feat1.
- v. To employ to the greatest possible advantage: exploit one's talents.
- v. To make use of selfishly or unethically: a country that exploited peasant labor. See Synonyms at manipulate.
- v. To advertise; promote.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Achievement; performance; usually, a deed or act of some exceptional or remarkable kind; a conspicuous performance; more especially, a spirited or heroic act; a great or noble achievement: as, the exploits of Alexander, of Cæsar, of Wellington.
- n. Advantage; benefit.
- n. Synonyms Deed, Feat, etc. See feat.
- To achieve; accomplish.
- To make complete use of; work up; bring into play; utilize; cultivate.
- Specifically To employ or utilize selfishly; turn to one's own advantage without regard to right or justice; make subservient to self-interest.
- To make research or experiment; explore.
- To work (as a mine, etc.); to turn to industrial use.
- n. A heroic or extraordinary deed.
- n. An achievement.
- n. computing A program or technique that exploits a vulnerability in other software.
- v. transitive To use for one’s own advantage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement.
- n. obsolete Combat; war.
- n. Recent To utilize; to make available; to get the value or usefulness out of
- n. Recent Hence: To draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon.
- v. work excessively hard
- v. use or manipulate to one's advantage
- n. a notable achievement
- v. draw from; make good use of
- Middle English, from Old French esploit, from Latin explicitum, neuter past participle of explicāre, to unfold; see explicate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I like the term exploit, Nice, just cannot get the staff, l would not mind a consultant.”
“If this energy was provided at an insignificant cost, jobs would flock back to the U.S., thus providing the opportunity for conservatives to once again exploit workers here.”
“This exploit is reportedly easy to duplicate, and experts expect the problem to spread quickly to other shady sites across the Internet.”
“¬ This exploit is reportedly easy to duplicate, and experts expect the problem to spread quickly to other shady sites across the Internet.”
“Most recently, a cross-domain exploit has been discovered in a large number of sites and again this is something that can be attributed to the rush for new features over the ‘right way’ of doing things.”
“Muddle, confuse and exploit is the mantra of the right.”
“I highly disagreed with Microsoft's assessment that this was only a "moderate" threat level to intranet and desktop systems because the exploit is so easy to perform.”
“Now, the leet haxors want to sue the company that publishes BugTraq, despite the fact that the exploit is circulating all over the net in the usual places -- irc, gnutella, etc. -- because they're worried that publication of their exploit exposes them to liabiity if it's used to trash a server.”
“Alvin had never heard the word exploit before, but it sounded nasty.”
“This exploit is recorded to the honor of Caleb, as the success of it was the reward of his trust in God.”
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