exploit collocations and examples

 UK /ɪkˈsplɔɪt/

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1

treat someone unfairly to get benefits for yourself


Adverbs frequently used with exploit
in a cruel way: cruelly, cynically, mercilessly, ruthlessly, sexually, shamelessly, unfairlyMany countries have cynically exploited migrants.Innocent children are groomed for prostitution and sexually exploited by adults.
Nouns frequently used as the object of exploit
labour, masses, worker, workforceBig business is profiting from exploiting cheap labour in the region.
2

use a situation to get benefits yourself


Adverbs frequently used with exploit
in a particular way: commercially, economically, financially, industrially, industrially, profitablyThe programme was globally exported but never commercially exploited.well: brilliantly, cleverly, effectively, fully, profitably, skilfully, successfully, usefullyWe want companies to fully exploit the advantages that information systems can offer.
Nouns frequently used as the object of exploit
advantage, fear, flaw, gap, loophole, opportunity, possibility, weaknessInsurance salesmen are exploiting fears of job losses to dump unsuitable policies on unwary customers.
 
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