exploit

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v exploit 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"
    • v exploit draw from; make good use of "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
    • v exploit work excessively hard "he is exploiting the students"
    • n exploit a notable achievement "he performed a great feat","the book was her finest effort"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Exploit 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."
    • Exploit Combat; war. "He made haste to exploit some warlike service."
    • Exploit Hence: To draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon. "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."
    • Exploit 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exploit Achievement; performance; usually, a deed or act of some exceptional or remarkable kind; a conspicuous performance; more especially, a spirited or heroic act; a great or noble achievement: as, the exploits of Alexander, of Cæsar, of Wellington.
    • n exploit Advantage; benefit.
    • n exploit Synonyms Deed, Feat, etc. See feat.
    • exploit To achieve; accomplish.
    • exploit To make complete use of; work up; bring into play; utilize; cultivate.
    • exploit Specifically To employ or utilize selfishly; turn to one's own advantage without regard to right or justice; make subservient to self-interest.
    • exploit To make research or experiment; explore.
    • exploit To work (as a mine, etc.); to turn to industrial use.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Exploit eks-ploit′ a deed or achievement, esp. an heroic one: a feat
    • v.t Exploit to work up: to utilise for one's own ends
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Quotations

  • Peter F. Drucker
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    “The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”
  • Pierre Joseph Proudhon
    Pierre Joseph Proudhon
    “Communism is inequality, but not as property is. Property is exploitation of the weak by the strong. Communism is exploitation of the strong by the weak.”
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt%20Brecht
    “The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.”
  • Dick Clark
    Dick Clark
    “I don't set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them.”
  • H.G. Wells
    H.G.%20Wells
    “Fools make researches and wise men exploit them.”
  • Morris K. Udall
    Morris K. Udall
    “The more we exploit nature, The more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. esploit, success, OF. esploit, espleit,revenue, product, vigor, force, exploit, F. exploit, exploit, fr. L. explicitum, prop. p. p. neut. of explicare, to unfold, display, exhibit; ex, + plicare, to fold. See Ply, and cf. Explicit Explicate

Usage

In literature:

The exploit obtained for Jervis a baronetcy and the ribbon of the Order of the Bath.
"Types of Naval Officers" by A. T. Mahan
I have seen as many as three at once exploiting the unfortunate female.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Are they not being exploited?
"Liberalism and the Social Problem" by Winston Spencer Churchill
Everybody in Antwerp looked upon the trip as a great exploit, and exuded admiration.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
The second was in 1643, when William Jackson repeated the same exploit with 500 men from the Windward Islands.
"The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century" by Clarence Henry Haring
TALES OF REMARKABLE EXPLOITS.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
The Turks after this exploit retired to Orsowa.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Evidently she had selected him from the whole corps on account of his exploits as an object of hazing.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
His first exploit was a daring one.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
This exploit gave Ragnar great fame and he received the surname of Lodbrok, on account of the strange coat he had worn.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The chief exploitation here is self-exploitation.
"Socialism As It Is" by William English Walling
The exploit that he meditated and proposed to accomplish was the discovery of the ocean upon the other side of the Isthmus.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Having called a council-of-war, all the captains agreed that the exploit might be accomplished.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
At all events, we accomplished our dangerous exploit, and returned on deck.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
He knew nothing of their exploits at home, but, then or afterwards, I heard of them from a boatman on Loch Awe.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Such were some of the exploits of some of the more notorious of the buccaneers.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The exploitation of these tendencies by selfish leaders is therefore particularly easy.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
For that, it is necessary to trace the ideas themselves to their source, the economic discontent of an exploited people.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
No saying what great exploits my Lord of Salisbury and his knights may yet perform!
"The Boy Crusaders" by John G. Edgar
The Hungarians are a martial people, and are fond of reciting their exploits.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
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In poetry:

The obstinate miner
of the void
exploits
his fertile mine
"Preamble (A Rough Draft For An Ars Poetica)" by Jean Cocteau
When men of gentle lives depart,
They leave behind no brilliant story
Of fam'd exploits, to make men start
In wonder at their dazzling glory.
"Lines In Memory Of The Late Ven. Archdeacon Elwood, A. M." by Thomas Frederick Young
She made the whole world ring
With the brave exploits of her children strong,
And with the matchless music of her song.
Too late, too late we cling
To alien legends, and their strains prolong.
"How Long?" by Emma Lazarus
What if you fight in the first line,
What if by great exploits you shine?
A grumbler cannot better be
Than those who fear to fight and flee!
To murmur is to have no spine
And make a bootless plea!
"Decebal to his people" by George Cosbuc
"He struts with throwing stone and spear;
And is he not the first to wear
Around his waist with bully leer
The pelt of wolf and baby bear!
Admitting that he made the kill
Why should he so exploit his skill?
"Equality" by Robert W Service
But I sing of exploits that have lately been done
By two British heroes call'd Matthew and John,
And how they rid friendly from fine London town,
Fair Essex to see, and a place they call Down.
Derry down, down, hey derry down.
"Down-Hall. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior

In news:

The Legislature was worried at the time about the exploitation of the Minuteman name, she said.
I must say a few words about your choice of cover for the Jan 25 issue (News, "I want a new drug"), because I don't think I've ever seen a major publication in our city or state run something so exploitative and repulsive.
The Internet has been abuzz this week with the exploits of the sons of the rich and powerful.
In January 1993, James Elmer McPheeters was sentenced to six lifetimes in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor.
Christian Turcios, 26, was arrested Monday on suspicion of 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, along with child molestation and unlawful surreptitious video recording counts, according to police.
Fiat came to America to exploit Dodge's truck business, not to bury it.
The stunning beauty of Monterey Bay hides a history of exploitation.
Basil L Plumley, a renowned career soldier whose exploits as an Army infantryman were portrayed in a book and the movie "We Were Soldiers," has died at 92 -- an age his friends are amazed that he lived to see.
Lawsuit says video exploits teen's naivete .
Kelly, a Navy PT boat commander whose exploits in World War II were chronicled in the best-selling book "They Were Expendable" and the film of the same name, died of pneumonia Monday at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Md.
Team Romney will exploit them either way.
Everyone in Hawaii (and in the world) has heard about the exploits of Duke Kahanamoku, Hawai'i's swimming champion and surfing pioneer.
How far would rampant capitalism go to exploit the worker.
Off the Wall Andrew Todhunter, a risk taker himself, celebrates the exploits of a world-class rock climber.
The widow of Kurt Cobain has taken criticism for exploiting her late husband's death, tainting the Nirvana legacy, being a crappy mother and the list goes on.
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In science:

The case of Type IIB supergravity in AdS5×S5 is a typical example , where a detailed mapping between quantities living in the two sides of the correspondence can be exploited.
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Type 0 String Theory
To calculate this integral, one exploits the fact that the free propagation at x > 0 conserves the momentum, and, therefore, the average in Eq.(A1) does not depend on x > 0.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
Exploiting this connection leads to several methods for growing random partitions distributed as MGL,u,q and gives insightful probabilistic proofs of group theoretic results.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Then we indicate how this connection can be exploited to give probabilistic methods for growing random partitions distributed as MGL,u,q .
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
In the second one we exploited the fact that, according to (6.2), for any i ≥ 1 fixed π(i, j )/π(i, j + 1) is an increasing function of j ≥ 0.
No more than three favourite sites for simple random walk
We exploit superspace formulation, which we find extremely efficient in the calculation pursued in the subsequent sections.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
The explicit expressions for the N = 3, 4 cases that we obtain will be exploited to determine the form of the low energy effective field theory in the subsequent section.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
We also remind the readers that H (cid:16)νI ; xc So far, we have not exploited that x1 = 0, x2 = ∞ and x3 = 1 except that the oscillator vacuum |σ, si, hσ, s| is obtained from the tachyon vertex operators.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
Here is a familiar example in which this point of view can be exploited (using C instead of R).
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
This has been exploited in joint work with Holger Kley to produce recursive formulas for m-point GromovWitten invariants, and in particular to prove that when the cohomology is generated by divisor classes, the m-point Gromov-Witten invariants can be “reconstructed” from one-point Gromov-Witten invariants.
Some applications of localization to enumerative problems
We will exploit the fact that for a particular class of rational polynomials, there is an almost canonical choice.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Aizenman et al. exploited such ideas to obtain results about the phase transition behavior of the Potts model.
Explicit isoperimetric constants and phase transitions in the random-cluster model
It is far easier to calculate the renormalized hTµν i for massless scalar fields in two dimensional spacetimes, by exploiting the conformal triviality of these spacetimes.
Black Holes Must Die
Another mean of estimating the ongoing SFR exploits the radio flux (Condon 1992), by relating the SN rate to the rate of SF and using observations of the radio luminosity of the Milky Way to calibrate the relation.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The most performant algorithm for CAM data reduction is PRETI (Stark et al. 1999), a tool exploiting multi-resolution wavelet transforms (in the 2D observable plane of the position on the detector vs. time sequence).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
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