Definition of exploit :
1. A deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement; as, the exploits of Alexander the Great.
2. Combat; war.
3. Hence: To draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon.
4. 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.
5. To work beyond the strength; to cause to labor too much or too long; to tire excessively; as, to overwork a horse.
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endeavor (part of speech: verb)
performance, aim, enterprise, proceed, gambit, purpose, commitment, assay, engagement, volunteer, action, project, deed, effort, undertake, endeavor, proceeding, venture, act, commit, production, contract, undertaking, adventure, job, essay, engage, maneuver, attempt, approach, perform
venture (part of speech: noun)
- But how much better it is to think for yourself, and to protect yourself, than to trust your thinking to some group of people whose only interest may be to exploit you for their advantage! - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
- One achievement of modern magic in which Home is unique, is the raising of his body into the air; no other person having as yet even attempted the same exploit. - "Modern Magic", Maximilian Schele de Vere.
- It was a pity, certainly, about the pig- eyed boy, who snorted whenever the exploit was mentioned- but " Never mind him," thought Silvestro; " I have all the others." - "Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso", Maurice Henry Hewlett.