I. noun Etymology: Middle English espleit, expleit, exploit furtherance, outcome, from Anglo-French, from Latin explicitum, neuter of explicitus, past participle Date: circa 1538 deed, act; especially a notable or heroic act Synonyms: see feat II. transitive verb Date: 1838 1. to make productive use of ; utilize <
exploiting your talents
exploit your opponent's weakness
2. to make use of meanly or unfairly for one's own advantage <
exploiting migrant farm workers
exploitability nounexploitable adjectiveexploiter noun

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  • exploit — [ ɛksplwa ] n. m. • XIVe; espleit 1080; lat. explicitum, de explicare « accomplir » 1 ♦ Vx ou littér. Action d éclat accomplie à la guerre. ⇒ 2. fait (fait d armes; haut fait), geste. Glorieux, brillant exploit. « les départements bretons,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • exploit — EXPLOIT. s. m. Action signalée, memorable, principalement à la guerre. Exploit militaire. bel exploit. grand exploit. glorieux exploit. il s est signalé par ses exploits. il s est rendu fameux par mille exploits. Il signifie aussi, Un acte que… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • exploit — ex‧ploit [ɪkˈsplɔɪt] verb [transitive] 1. to use something fully and effectively in order to gain a profit or advantage: • New TV companies are fully exploiting the potential of satellite transmission. • the ways in which natural resources are… …   Financial and business terms

  • Exploit — Ex*ploit , n. [OE. esploit success, OF. esploit, espleit,revenue, product, vigor, force, exploit, F. exploit exploit, fr. L. explicitum, prop. p. p. neut. of explicare to unfold, display, exhibit; ex + plicare to fold. See {Ply}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exploit — can mean: *Exploit (computer security) *Exploit (online gaming) *Exploit (natural resources) *Exploit (sociology)*An achievement. The first summit of mount Everest was a stunning exploit. *The longest river on the island of Newfoundland is called …   Wikipedia

  • Exploit — (del inglés to exploit, explotar o aprovechar) es una pieza de software, un fragmento de datos, o una secuencia de comandos con el fin de automatizar el aprovechamiento de un error, fallo o vulnerabilidad, a fin de causar un comportamiento no… …   Wikipedia Español

  • exploit — [eks′ploit΄; ] also, and for v.usually [, ek sploit′, iksploit′] n. [ME & OFr esploit, an exploit, action < L explicitum, neut. pp. of explicare: see EXPLICATE] an act remarkable for brilliance or daring; bold deed vt. 1. to make use of; turn… …   English World dictionary

  • Exploit — (viene de to exploit aprovechar) código escrito con el fin de aprovechar un error de programación para obtener diversos privilegios software. Un buen número de exploits tienen su origen en un conjunto de fallos similares. Algunos de los grupos de …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • exploit — [n] achievement accomplishment, adventure, attainment, coup, deed, do, effort, enterprise, escapade, feat, job, maneuver, performance, stroke, stunt, tour de force, venture; concept 706 exploit [v] take advantage of; misuse abuse, apply, avail… …   New thesaurus

  • Exploit — (frz. exploa), Heldenthat; e. ation (–ploatassiong), Nutzung, Ausbeutung; exploitiren, einen Auftrag vollziehen; nutzen, ausbeuten …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • exploit — I (make use of) verb apply, avail oneself of, bring into play, capitalize on, consume, employ, exercise, fall back on, find useful, implement, make the most of, manipulate, operate, profit by, put in practice, put into action, put into operation …   Law dictionary

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