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exploiting

verb
present participle of exploit

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1 to take unfair advantage of
  • the type of person who exploits a friend's good nature by constantly sponging off of him

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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

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3 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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“Exploiting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/exploiting. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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