feat, effort, exploit(verb)
a notable achievement
"he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
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"
draw from; make good use of
"we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
work excessively hard
"he is exploiting the students"
A heroic or extraordinary deed.
A program or technique that exploits a vulnerability in other software.
To use for one's own advantage.
a deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement; as, the exploits of Alexander the Great
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
hence: To draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon
Origin: [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.]
An exploit is a piece of software, a chunk of data, or sequence of commands that takes advantage of a bug, glitch or vulnerability in order to cause unintended or unanticipated behaviour to occur on computer software, hardware, or something electronic. Such behavior frequently includes such things as gaining control of a computer system or allowing privilege escalation or a denial-of-service attack.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks-ploit′, n. a deed or achievement, esp. an heroic one: a feat.—v.t. to work up: to utilise for one's own ends.—adj. Exploit′able.—ns. Exploit′age, Exploitā′tion, the act of successfully applying industry to any object, as the working of mines, &c.: the act of using for selfish purposes. [O. Fr. exploit—L. explicitum, ended.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[originally cracker slang] 1. A vulnerability in software that can be used for breaking security or otherwise attacking an Internet host over the network. The Ping O' Death is a famous exploit. 2. More grammatically, a program that exploits an exploit in sense 1.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'exploit' in Verbs Frequency: #632
The numerical value of exploit in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of exploit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of exploit in a Sentence
Exploit or get exploited.
Fools make researches and wise men exploit them.
They are not ready, but they try to exploit every situation.
The Trump campaign is smart enough that they will exploit this issue.
I think Islamist propaganda will now exploit Khalimov's example in full.
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- постижение, подвиг, използвам, експлоатирамBulgarian
- explotarCatalan, Valencian
- Heldentat, ausnutzen, Exploit, ausbeutenGerman
- heroaĵo, ekspluatiEsperanto
- hazaña, proeza, aprovechar, exploit, explotarSpanish
- exploit, exploiterFrench
- cleas, dèan feum deScottish Gaelic
- gesta eroiche, avvantaggiarsi, prestazione, gesto eroico, gesta, approfittare, impresaItalian
- izmantot, izkalpinātLatvian
- rāwekeweke, makihuhunu, mahi rāwekewekeMāori
- exploiteren, wapenfeit, uitbuiten, exploit, heldendaadDutch
- bragd, utnytteNorwegian
- wyczyn, wykorzystywać, wyzyskiwaćPolish
- proeza, façanha, explorar, exploitPortuguese
- faptă de vitejie, exploata, faptă eroică, a abuza (de)Romanian
- по́двиг, достиже́ние, сверше́ние, эксплуатировать, дея́ниеRussian
- exploatera, utnyttjaSwedish
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