US: /ˈɛksˌpɫɔɪt/, /ˌɛksˈpɫɔɪt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

exploit /'eksplɔit/
  • danh từ
    • kỳ công; thành tích chói lọi[iks'plɔit]
    • ngoại động từ
      • khai thác, khai khẩn
      • bóc lột, lợi dụng

    Advanced English dictionary

    verb, noun
    + verb [VN]
    1 (disapproving) to treat a person or situation as an opportunity to gain an advantage for yourself: He exploited his father's name to get himself a job. + She realized that her youth and inexperience were being exploited. + The opposition parties will always exploit government problems to their own advantage.
    2 (disapproving) to treat sb unfairly by making them work and not giving them much in return: What is being done to stop employers from exploiting young people?
    3 to use sth well in order to gain as much from it as possible: She fully exploits the humour of her role in the play. + Teachers should be exploiting computers in education.
    4 ~ sth (for sth) to develop or use sth for business or industry: countries exploiting the rainforests for hardwood + No minerals have yet been exploited in Antarctica.
    exploiter noun [C]
    + noun [usually pl.] a brave, exciting or interesting act: the daring exploits of Roman heroes + The papers were full of her latest amorous exploits.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 achievement, deed, feat, attainment, accomplishment:
    The speaker regaled them with tales of his exploits as an explorer.
    2 use, take advantage of, manipulate, make capital out of, profit from, utilize, turn to account, manoeuvre, work:
    Far from being your friends, they are exploiting you for their own purposes. They need capital to exploit the country's natural resources.

    Collocation dictionary


    dare-devil, daring | legendary
    His courage and exploits were legendary.
    | military, sexual, sporting
    bragging about his sexual exploits

    1 treat sb unfairly for your own advantage


    mercilessly, ruthlessly
    The workers are ruthlessly exploited by their employers.
    | cynically
    He pursued his own interests, cynically exploiting his privileged position as trustee.
    | deliberately | sexually

    2 make the best use of sth


    extensively, heavily | fully, to the full
    The firm has been successful in exploiting new technology to the full.
    | further | widely | effectively, profitably, successfully | properly | quickly | easily | cleverly, skilfully
    The architect has cleverly exploited new materials and building techniques.
    | commercially
    She was keen to exploit her discovery commercially.


    be determined to, be keen to, hope to, seek to | be quick to
    The team were quick to exploit their competitive advantage.
    | attempt to | fail to

    Concise English dictionary

    +a notable achievement
    +use or manipulate to one's advantage
    +draw from; make good use of
    +work excessively hard