to take unfair advantage of <the type of person who exploits a friend's good nature by constantly sponging off of him>
Phrases trade on, walk on
to control or take advantage of by artful, unfair, or insidious means <a politician more than willing to exploit any national tragedy for political gain> Related Words engineer
, take in
to put into action or service <it will be a shame if you don't exploit your artistic talent to the fullest>
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