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Exploit

Ex`ploit´
n.1.A deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement; as, the exploits of Alexander the Great.
2.Combat; war.
He made haste to exploit some warlike service.
- Holland.
2.To utilize; to make available; to get the value or usefulness out of; as, to exploit a mine or agricultural lands; to exploit public opinion.
3.Hence: To draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon.
Noun1.exploit - a notable achievement; "he performed a great deed"; "the book was her finest effort"
Synonyms: deed, feat, effort
Verb1.exploit - use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"
Synonyms: work
2.exploit - draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
Synonyms: tap
3.exploit - work excessively hard; "he is exploiting the students"
Synonyms: overwork
(security)exploit - A security hole or an instance of taking advantage of a security hole.

"[...] hackers say exploit. sysadmins say hole" -- Mike Emke.

Emke reports that the stress is on the second syllable. If this is true, this may be a case of hackerly zero-deriving verbs (especially instantials) from nouns, akin to "write" as a noun to describe an instance of a disk drive writing to a disk.
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