exploit
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exploit(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (deed)
a. la hazaña
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Investigators have proven that Rafael lied about all of his exploits during the revolution.Los investigadores han demostrado que Rafael mintió acerca de todas sus hazañas durante la revolución.
b. la proeza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This book talks about the heroe's exploits in the struggle to liberate his country from tyranny.Este libro describe las proezas del héroe en su lucha por liberar al/ país de la tiranía.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to take advantage of)
a. explotar
He exploited her fear to his own advantage.Explotó su miedo para su beneficio propio.
b. aprovecharse de
The factory owner exploits undocumented immigrants, paying them below minimum wage.El dueño de la fábrica se aprovecha de los inmigrantes indocumentados y les paga un salario inferior al mínimo.
3. (to use efficiently)
a. aprovechar
The state is exploring ways of exploiting its natural resources without damaging wildlife.El estado está explorando formas de aprovechar sus recursos naturales sin dañar la flora y la fauna.
b. explotar
The company fully exploits its assets.La empresa explota sus activos al máximo.
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exploit
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la hazaña f, proeza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (take unfair advantage of)
a. explotar
3. (use; resources, sb's talents)
a. aprovechar
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exploit [ˈeksplɔɪt]
noun
hazaña (f); proeza (f)
[ɪksˈplɔɪt]
transitive verb
[+resources] explotar; aprovechar; [+person, situation] explotar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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