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exploit

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of exploit

  1. 1 an act of notable skill, strength, or cleverness <the fanciful exploits of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan> Synonyms deed, feat, number, stunt, tour de force, trickRelated Words accomplishment, achievement, attainment, coup, success, triumph; adventure; performance

  2. 2 something done by someone <once famed as an actor, John Wilkes Booth is now remembered for a single exploit, his assassination of Lincoln> Synonyms act, deed, doing, action, feat, thingRelated Words accomplishment, achievement, attainment; adventure, experience; emprise, enterprise, initiative, undertaking; handiwork, performance, work; stunt, trick; activity, dealing; maneuver, measure, move, operation, procedure, proceeding, step, tactic; coaction

  3. 3 an exciting or noteworthy event that one experiences firsthand <a memoir recounting three decades of exploits as a roving foreign correspondent for TV news> Synonyms emprise, experience, adventure, gest (or geste), happening, timeRelated Words escapade, lark, ploy; act, action, deed, doing, feat; episode, occasion; baptism, ordeal, test, trial, tribulation; enterprise, risk, venture; expedition, exploration, mission, performance, quest, stuntNear Antonyms bore, bummer, bust, downer, drag


exploit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of exploit

  1. 1 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 Related Words jerk around, manipulate, mistreat; bleed, cheat, fleece, overcharge, skin, soak, stick; commercialize, commodify Phrases trade on, walk on

  2. 2 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 manipulate, play (upon)Related Words engineer, finagle, jockey, maneuver; beguile, bluff, cozen, deceive, delude, dupe, fool, gull, hoax, hoodwink, kid, shanghai, snow, take in, trick; intrigue, machinate, plot, scheme; arrange, contrive, devise, finesse, mastermind; cheat, chisel, con, defraud, fleece, gyp, hustle, swindle

  3. 3 to put into action or service <it will be a shame if you don't exploit your artistic talent to the fullest> Synonyms apply, employ, exercise, use, harness, operate, utilizeRelated Words handle, manipulate, wield; direct, run, work; cannibalize, recycle, reuseNear Antonyms ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse


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