Definitions

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  • n. One who exploits.
  • v. To make use of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An. error for exploit.
  • n. One who exploits or utilizes; one who works up or develops.
  • n. Specifically One who exploits selfishly, unjustly, or oppressively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically

Etymologies

From exploit + -er. (Wiktionary)
Irregular adoption of French exploiter. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Anyone tolerating or condoning less than this should be recognized as an "exploiter" - and suffer the disdain of his fellow citizens.

    Causes and Cures for our Current Debt Crisis

  • Beck, meanwhile, is only a mere "exploiter" of paranoia, Birtherism and fear, not a prime architect.

    Greg Mitchell: New TIME Cover on Glenn Beck Ignores Facts, and Worse

  • With promises of new jobs and rhetorical attacks on "exploiter" foreign investors, Sata, a charismatic former cop turned government minister who left the governing party in 2001 to start his own party, drew huge crowds in poor urban neighborhoods.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Sata, who described China as an "exploiter" of local people, said that if voted into office his government would maintain mutual relations with the superpower and not "a big brother relationship where one had the upper hand."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Even after he has joined the Socialist Party, he will retain a certain solidarity with the class from which he has sprung; for example, in his relations with the servants in his household he will remain always an employer, an "exploiter," in the sociological if not in the coarser sense of the latter term.

    Political Parties; a Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy

  • He is regarded not as the "exploiter," the man grown fat on the labour of others.

    Appearances Being Notes of Travel

  • You must 'exploiter' your sorrow in its length and breadth.

    Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • He then began accusing Berman's father,, of being a "human molester," "exploiter" and "scoudrel," amongst other things. of Music

    Paste Magazine

  • It will be very difficult to destroy the school centers which we are not putting up; it will be very difficult to convert these schools back into fortresses; it will be very difficult to make the men and children we are teaching now into brutal individuals; it will be very difficult to eliminate the 10,000 classrooms which we have created; it will be very difficult to take all of this away from our mountaineers, way out in the mountains, it will be very difficult to deprive them of the teachers whom we have sent and, in return, send them a tax collector or some other kind of exploiter; it will be very difficult to deprive the farmers of their land and to force them to pay rent once again, to force them to pay 20% or 30% of their harvest, in kind; it will be very difficult to take a portion of their price away on the market; it will be difficult to destroy their cooperatives and their settlements; it will be very difficult to return the factories and the refineries which we have nationalized to the electric power trust or to the telephone company trust or to the petroleum trust.

    SPEECH AT FIRST NATIONAL CONGRESS OF MUNICIPAL E

  • "exploiter" so long as he follows any pursuit, however honorable and productive, in which a Christian might engage in his stead.

    History of the Jews in Russia and Poland. Volume II From the death of Alexander I. until the death of Alexander III. (1825-1894)

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