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EtymologyEdit

From Old French esploit (noun), esploitier (verb).

PronunciationEdit

  • (noun) enPR: ĕks'ploit, IPA(key): /ˈɛksplɔɪt/
  • (verb) enPR: ĭksploit', IPA(key): /ɪksˈplɔɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪt

NounEdit

exploit (plural exploits)

  1. A heroic or extraordinary deed.
  2. An achievement.
    The first trek to the summit of Mount Everest was a stunning exploit.
  3. (computing) A program or technique that exploits a vulnerability in other software.
    • 2004, Rob Shein, Zero-Day Exploit: Countdown to Darkness, Syngress (→ISBN), page xxi:
      One of the more publicized cases that involved a zero-day exploit concerned the compromise of some U.S. military web servers. The attack involved exploiting a buffer overflow vulnerability in a core Windows component; []

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VerbEdit

exploit (third-person singular simple present exploits, present participle exploiting, simple past and past participle exploited)

  1. (transitive) To use for one’s own advantage.
    Synonyms: take advantage of, use
  2. (transitive) To forcibly deprive someone of something to which she or he has a natural right.
    Materialistic monsters who exploit "kind" folks will not have good outcomes, no matter how much comforts were ill-gained.

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old French esploit (noun), esploitier (verb).

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NounEdit

exploit n (plural exploiten, diminutive exploitje n)

  1. (law) A legal document which proves that another document has been handed over to a certain person.

Etymology 2Edit

From English exploit.

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NounEdit

exploit m (plural exploits, diminutive exploitje n)

  1. (computing) exploit

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Deverbal of exploiter.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

exploit m (plural exploits)

  1. exploit, feat

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French exploit.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

exploit m (invariable)

  1. exploit, feat
    Synonyms: impresa, performance, prestazione

Further readingEdit

  • exploit in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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NounEdit

exploit m (plural exploits)

  1. use; usage

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English exploit.

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NounEdit

exploit m (plural exploits)

  1. (computer security) exploit (security vulnerability in a computer system)