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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 of exploit deed, feat, number, stunt, tour de force, trickWords Related to exploit 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 of exploit act, deed, doing, action, feat, thingWords Related to exploit 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 of exploit emprise, experience, adventure, gest (or geste), happening, timeWords Related to exploit 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 of exploit bore, bummer, bust, downer, drag

Synonym Discussion of exploit

feat, exploit, achievement mean a remarkable deed. feat implies strength or dexterity or daring.
    • an acrobatic feat
exploit suggests an adventurous or heroic act.
    • his exploits as a spy
achievement implies hard-won success in the face of difficulty or opposition.
    • her achievements as a chemist

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 of exploit abuse, capitalize (on), cash in (on), impose (on or upon), leverage, milk, pimp, play (on or upon), use, work Words Related to exploit 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 of exploit manipulate, play (upon)Words Related to exploit 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 of exploit apply, employ, exercise, use, harness, operate, utilizeWords Related to exploit handle, manipulate, wield; direct, run, work; cannibalize, recycle, reuseNear Antonyms of exploit ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse



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