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verb [transitive]     exploit pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participleexploiting
past tenseexploited
past participleexploited

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  1. 1
    to treat someone unfairly in order to get some benefit for yourself

    Children are being exploited in many of these factories.

  2. 2
    to use a situation so that you get benefit from it, even if it is wrong or unfair to do this

    We need to exploit every opportunity for media coverage.

  3. 3
    to use natural resources such as trees, water, or oil so that you gain as much as possible

    exploiting the mineral wealth of Alaska

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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