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"
knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, overwork, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, work, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, tap, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate
draw from; make good use of
"we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
work excessively hard
"he is exploiting the students"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
An act is strictly and originally something accomplished by an exercise of power, in which sense it is synonymous with deed or effect. Action is a doing. Act is therefore single, individual, momentary; action a complex of acts, or a process, state, or habit of exerting power. We say a virtuous act, but rather a virtuous course of action. We speak of the action of an acid upon a metal, not of its act. Act is used, also, for the simple exertion of power; as, an act of will. In this sense an act does not necessarily imply an external effect, while an action does. Morally, the act of murder is in the determination to kill; legally, the act is not complete without the striking of the fatal blow. Act and deed are both used for the thing done, but act refers to the power put forth, deed to the result accomplished; as, a voluntary act, a bad deed. In connection with other words act is more usually qualified by the use of another noun, action by an adjective preceding; we may say a kind act, though oftener an act of kindness, but only a kind action, not an action of kindness. As between act and deed, deed is commonly used of great, notable, and impressive acts, as are achievement, exploit, and feat.
Festus: We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.
BaileyFestus, A Country Town, sc. 7.
A feat exhibits strength, skill, personal power, whether mental or physical, especially the latter; as, a feat of arms, a feat of memory. An exploit is a conspicuous or glorious deed, involving valor or heroism, usually combined with strength, skill, loftiness of thought, and readiness of resource; an achievement is the doing of something great and noteworthy; an exploit is brilliant, but its effect may be transient; an achievement is solid, and its effect enduring. Act and action are both in contrast to all that is merely passive and receptive. The intensest action is easier than passive endurance.
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How to use exploit in a sentence?
You looked for weaknesses that you could exploit, my life could have been so much more and so much better than what it became.
Fears exist that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula will exploit the current instability to cause further chaos.
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.
There is a developing trend regarding the sexual exploitation of children in Africa where pedophiles, especially from Western countries, take advantage of under-resourced child protection systems, and weaknesses in law enforcement and judicial systems. The Bery Glaser case is just one example of this deeply concerning phenomenon, the Ugandan government now has a significant opportunity to send a message to would-be perpetrators of child sexual exploitation and child trafficking that they can not exploit with impunity and will be held fully accountable for their crimes.
Terrorists have invested considerable time and resources to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in the aviation system.
Translations for exploit
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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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