Exploit

Definition of Exploit

Ex`ploit´
n.1.A deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement; as, the exploits of Alexander the Great.
Ripe for exploits and mighty enterprises.
- Shak.
2.Combat; war.
He made haste to exploit some warlike service.
- Holland.
2.To utilize; to make available; to get the value or usefulness out of; as, to exploit a mine or agricultural lands; to exploit public opinion.
3.Hence: To draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon.
In no sense whatever does a man who accumulates a fortune by legitimate industry exploit his employés or make his capital "out of" anybody else.
- W. G. Sumner.

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