exploit

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English[edit]

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

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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.

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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.
  2. (transitive) To forcibly deprive someone of something to which she or he has a natural right.

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Dutch[edit]

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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.

Etymology 2[edit]

From English exploit.

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Noun[edit]

exploit m ‎(plural exploits, diminutive exploitje n)

  1. (computing) exploit

French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

exploit m ‎(plural exploits)

  1. exploit, feat

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

exploit m ‎(invariable)

  1. exploit, feat

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

exploit m (plural exploits)

  1. use; usage

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English exploit

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Noun[edit]

exploit m (plural exploits)

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