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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·ploit /ˈɛkˌsplɔɪt, ɪkˈ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·ploit n.
 1. A deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement; as, the exploits of Alexander the Great.
    Ripe for exploits and mighty enterprises.   --Shak.
 2. Combat; war. [Obs.]
    He made haste to exploit some warlike service.   --Holland.
 2.  To utilize; to make available; to get the value or usefulness out of; as, to exploit a mine or agricultural lands; to exploit public opinion. [Recent]
 3. Hence: To draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon. [Recent]
    In no sense whatever does a man who accumulates a fortune by legitimate industry exploit his employés or make his capital =\“out of” anybody else.\=   --W. G. Sumner.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a notable achievement; "he performed a great deed"; "the
          book was her finest effort" [syn: deed, feat, effort]
      v 1: use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new
           taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system";
           "he works his parents for sympathy" [syn: work]
      2: draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources
         we are given wisely" [syn: tap]
      3: work excessively hard; "he is exploiting the students" [syn: