1. a striking or notable deed; feat; spirited or heroic act.
2. to utilise, especially for profit; turn to practical account; make full use of and derive benefit from (a resource).
3. to use selfishly or unethically for one’s own ends.
3. to advance or further through exploitation; promote.
Etymology: from Middle English exploit, espleit < Old French exploit, Anglo-French espleit < Latin explicitum, neuter of explicitus.
The new Graveyard Book Graphic Novel is all the things. (Photos by EpicReads. Awesome book by neil-gaiman.)