exploit

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Verb[change]

Plain form
exploit

Third-person singular
exploits

Past tense
exploited

Past participle
exploited

Present participle
exploiting

  1. If you exploit someone or something, then you are taking advantage of it in a harmful way. Mostly, you exploit when you don't pay someone enough for their hard work.
    Slaves were exploited for their free labor.
    Walmart exploits its employees by paying them minimum wage for their hard work.