What does exploit mean?

Definitions for exploit
ˈɛk splɔɪt, ɪkˈsplɔɪtex·ploit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feat, effort, exploit(verb)

    a notable achievement

    "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"

  2. exploit, work(verb)

    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"

  3. exploit, tap(verb)

    draw from; make good use of

    "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"

  4. overwork, exploit(verb)

    work excessively hard

    "he is exploiting the students"

Wiktionary

  1. exploit(Noun)

    A heroic or extraordinary deed.

  2. exploit(Noun)

    A program or technique that exploits a vulnerability in other software.

  3. exploit(Verb)

    To use for one's own advantage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exploit(noun)

    a deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement; as, the exploits of Alexander the Great

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Exploit(noun)

    combat; war

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Exploit(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Exploit(noun)

    hence: To draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Exploit

    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

  1. Exploit

    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

  1. exploit

    [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.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'exploit' in Verbs Frequency: #632

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exploit in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exploit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of exploit in a Sentence

  1. Sunni Welles:

    You looked for weaknesses that you could exploit, my life could have been so much more and so much better than what it became.

  2. Governor Andrew Cuomo:

    A fair day's wage for a fair day's work is a principle that this state was built upon, this administration is committed to stopping employers who exploit workers and deny them what they are rightfully owed.

  3. Hiya COO Kush Parikh:

    Phone scammers have shown resiliency over the years and constantly change their tactics to find new ways to exploit the public, they will likely bounce back from the disruption caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

  4. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    The attitudes of those who exploit 'podium immunity' and offend the shared conscience cannot be assessed within (the framework of) immunity.

  5. Robert Beiser:

    Over the past 18 years, we've seen tremendous advances in the ability to serve survivors, coming out of situations like that, and much more awareness of how social inequality, and even the criminal justice systems, focuses on criminalizing victims of trafficking for crimes like prostitution, rather than rather than sex buyers who have full have decision making over who they exploit.

Images & Illustrations of exploit

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