Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun exploitation

2 senses of exploitation

Sense 1
exploitation, development -- (the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful; "the development of Alaskan resources"; "the exploitation of copper deposits")
       => use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise -- (the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers")

Sense 2
exploitation, victimization, victimisation, using -- (an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly); "capitalistic exploitation of the working class"; "paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization")
       => mistreatment -- (the practice of treating (someone or something) badly; "he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother")

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