noun an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
exploitation; victimisation; victimization.
- capitalistic exploitation of the working class
- paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization
verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
- use your head!
- we only use Spanish at home
- I can't use this tool
- Apply a magnetic field here
- This thinking was applied to many projects
- How do you utilize this tool?
- I apply this rule to get good results
- use the plastic bags to store the food
- He doesn't know how to use a computer
verb take or consume (regularly or habitually)
verb use up, consume fully
- The legislature expended its time on school questions
verb seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage
- She uses her influential friends to get jobs
- The president's wife used her good connections
verb avail oneself to
apply; use; practice.
- apply a principle
- practice a religion
- use care when going down the stairs
- use your common sense
- practice non-violent resistance
verb habitually do something (use only in the past tense)
- She used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally
- I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall
- They used to vacation in the Bahamas
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
Fear not the Adverb Hell!