Definition of EXPLOIT

to take unfair advantage of <the type of person who exploits a friend's good nature by constantly sponging off of him>
Synonyms abuse, capitalize (on), cash in (on), impose (on or upon), leverage, milk, pimp, play (on or upon), use, work
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>
Synonyms exploit, play (upon)
to put into action or service <it will be a shame if you don't exploit your artistic talent to the fullest>
Near Antonyms ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse

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