Society is divided by antagonistic interests; into exploiters and exploited.
How could the exploiters gain the confidence of the American people?
The exploiters of Sanatogen put forward some testimony, however, that purports to have a certain authority.
Stirner knew perfectly what to expect from the "devotion" of the exploiters.
They must rise and throw off their exploiters, or they must purge the nation of disloyalty and "anarchy."
This class embraces all mankind's tormentors, oppressors, and exploiters.
The fact that the exploiters of this preparation are trying to make capital out of this award is significant.
The court historians of the exploiters are offended at this.
In the unceasing struggle of the workers with their exploiters the truly loyal leaders are always marked for persecution.
But he also belonged to the class of exploiters by his mental constitution.
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.