Bush exploited this opportunity, as in his third televised debate in 2000, when asked what thinker had most influenced him.
He exploited a physique that most would try desperately to diminish.
It feels like the Smith children are being pimped and exploited.
The wider the area that can be exploited with each well, the more economically viable the technology will be.
Not everyone has been quite so dismissive of “exploited” “victims.”
The burying beetles were of those who exploited the bodies of the fallen.
In a sense, Rythar was being enslaved and exploited by Earth.
For the same reason it may be exploited by a dominant class in their own interest.
No deposits of domestic chalk have been exploited commercially.
For fifteen years Jansoulet had exploited the former Bey in a scandalous fashion.
late 14c., "outcome of an action," from Old French esploit (12c.), a very common word, used in senses of "action, deed, profit, achievement," from Latin explicitum "a thing settled, ended, displayed," neuter of explicitus, past participle of explicare "unfold" (see explicit).
Meaning "feat, achievement" is c.1400. Sense evolution is from "unfolding" to "bringing out" to "having advantage" to "achievement." Related: Exploits.
c.1400 espleiten, esploiten "to accomplish, achieve, fulfill," from Old French esploitier, espleiter, from esploit (see exploit (n.)).
The sense of "use selfishly" first recorded 1838, from French, perhaps extended from use of the word with reference to mines, etc. (cf. exploitation). Related: Exploited; exploiting. As an adjective form, exploitative (1882) is from French; exploitive (by 1859) appears to be a native formation.