the act of utilizing something, especially for profit: More resources should be allocated to the exploiting of the local market by attracting more business to the region.
the act of using a person or thing selfishly for one’s own ends: When I saw the commercial, I was appalled at the exploiting of children's sorrow for corporate gain.
using a person or thing selfishly or for profit: In late czarist Russia, activists began to galvanize workers and peasants against the exploiting landowners, industrialists, and state.
- self-ex·ploit·ing, adjective
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How to use exploiting in a sentence
Tune in to hear all about the outrageous and controversial pro-spud exploits of one Antoine-Agustin Parmentier, a Frenchman who championed the starch as a nutritious snack worthy of a spot on even the most royal tables.
It’s time to upgradeEven though it’s unlikely the average person would feel the effects of any of these recent exploits, it’s a nice reminder that those nagging update notices exist for a reason.You should update your iPhone and Chrome browser ASAP | Stan Horaczek | February 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
Beta versions of software often contain bugs that may leave users vulnerable to glitches that could result in lost data, or exploits that have yet to be patched in that particular version.Apple Is Making It Way Easier to Unlock Your iPhone While Wearing a Mask | Patrick Lucas Austin | April 30, 2020 | Time
In Turkey, crime groups in border areas are exploiting the labor of Syrian male refugees who cannot find legitimate employment.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism | Louise I. Shelley | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
exploiting his role as a medical professional, he passes fiction off as fact and trades knowledge for fear.
The money his paintings have brought in has helped support his family, so a case for exploiting the child could be made.
But there is actually something more irksome than exploiting cancer for profits.The Misogynistic Companies Jumping On The Breast Cancer Bandwagon | Emily Shire | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Most security experts believe individual accounts were hacked, by exploiting password resets, rather than the Apple cloud itself.Downton Star Jessica Brown Findlay Is Latest Sex Tape Hacking Victim | Tom Sykes | September 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This Alfred Boucher believed he was exploiting Savarus, whereas the contrary was the case.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
He began life as a medical practitioner, but made a fortune by exploiting a certain Pte Regnault and took to political journalism.Vie de Bohme | Orlo Williams
The only beast that makes a regular practice of exploiting his own kind is man.The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
We aim at developing the latent faculties and exploiting the hidden resources of the mind.Spirit and Music | H. Ernest Hunt
Lace-making and coral-fishing are the occupations of the inhabitants who do not live off of exploiting the tourists.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car | Francis Miltoun