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Definition of Exploit

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feat, deed, adventure, heroic act
use, take advantage of, selfishly make use of; manipulate; use to the greatest possible advantage (as "exploit one's skills or talents"); promote; advertise
Exploit Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
Hence: To draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon.
  
(n.)
Combat; war.
  
(n.)
A deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement; as, the exploits of Alexander the Great.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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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. explicit, explicate.]
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.
2. combat; war. [obs.] he made haste to exploit some warlike service.
2. [f. exploiter.] 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. [recent]
3. hence: to draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon. [recent] 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. g. sumner.
exploit
n : a notable achievement: "he performed a great deed"; "the book was her finest effort" [syn: deed, feat, effort]
v

1. use to one's advantage; "he exploit the new taxation system"; "she knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy" [syn: work]


2. draw from; make good use of (resources) [syn: tap]


3. work excessively hard [syn: overwork]



GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
brave and successful act ;deed or action, particularly a brave deed;
make use of, sometimes unjustly ;N. exploitation

***Raoul Wallenberg was noted for his exploits in rescuing Jews from Hitler's forces.
Caesar Chavez fought attempts to exploit migrant farmworkers in California.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a notable achievement; "he performed a great deed"; "the book was her finest effort"
(synonym) deed, feat, effort
(hypernym) accomplishment, achievement
(hyponym) acquiring, getting

Verb
1. use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"
(synonym) work
(hypernym) use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
(hyponym) make hay
(verb-group) work
(derivation) exploitation, victimization, victimisation, using
2. draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
(synonym) tap
(hypernym) use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
(hyponym) maximize, maximise
(derivation) exploitation, development
3. work excessively hard; "he is exploiting the students"
(synonym) overwork
(hypernym) work, put to work
(hyponym) overdrive
(derivation) exploitation, development
Exploit Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of parasites
Exploit Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
An Everquest Glossary
(n.) An unintended consequence of game mechanics or outright bug which allows a player to gain an unfair advantage if used. e.g. "Getting monsters stuck in a wall then killing them with spells is an exploit." (v.) To deliberately use take advantage of bugs for the purpose of unfair advancement. e.g. "The GMs caught Porno exploiting the clog in Unrest again."
Jargon File
n. [originally cracker slang] 1. A vulnerability in software that can be used for breaking security or otherwise attacking an Internet host over the network. The Ping O' Death is a famous exploit. 2. More grammatically, a program that exploits an exploit in sense 1,
Panda Software Glossary
This can be a technique or a program that takes advantage of a vulnerability or security hole in a certain communication protocol, operating system, or other IT utility or application.
Exploit Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Exploit means to take advantage of something (a person, situation, etc.) for one's own end, especially unethically or unjustifiably.

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