- One who exploits.
From exploit + -er.
(third-person singular simple present exploiters, present participle exploitering, simple past and past participle exploitered)
- to make use of.
Irregular adoption of French exploiter.
Variant of exploit
Origin of exploitMiddle English and amp; Old French esploit, an exploit, action ; from Classical Latin explicitum, neuter past participle of explicare: see explicate
- to make use of; turn to account; utilize productively
- to make unethical use of for one's own advantage or profit; specif., to make profit from the labor of (others) without giving a just return
- Advertising to stir up interest in; promote: to exploit a product