exploit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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[1], 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; []
    • 2015, Joxean Koret, Elias Bachaalany, The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook (page 148)
      For example, you can create PE files that are valid PDF exploits or valid ZIP files, valid JPG files, and so on.
  4. (by extension, Internet, video games) An action or technique that takes advantage of the conditions of a video game to gain an advantage, or to disadvantage others.

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Verb[edit]

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.
    • 2019 October, Tony Miles and Philip Sherratt, “EMR kicks off new era”, in Modern Railways, page 53:
      However, exploiting their 110mph capability will initially only be possible north of Bedford, pending an upgrade of the overhead wires between Bedford and St Pancras by Network Rail to make them suitable for use by electric trains at over 100mph.
    Synonyms: take advantage of, use
  2. (transitive) To forcibly deprive (someone) of something to which she or he has a natural right for one's own benefit.
    Materialistic people who exploit others will come to a bad end.

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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.
Descendants[edit]
  • Indonesian: eksploit

Etymology 2[edit]

From English exploit.

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Noun[edit]

exploit m (plural exploits, diminutive exploitje n)

  1. (computing) exploit

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Deverbal from exploiter. Corresponds with Old French espleit; cf. Latin explicitus.

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Noun[edit]

exploit m (plural exploits)

  1. exploit, feat
    Synonym: performance

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French exploit.

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Noun[edit]

exploit m (invariable)

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ exploit in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Further reading[edit]

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

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

exploit m (plural exploits)

  1. use; usage

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English exploit.

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Noun[edit]

exploit m (plural exploits)

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