Synonyms of exploitation
1 misuseDictionary • the exploitation of working women
misuse • the history of the misuse of Aborigines
abuse • an abuse of power
ill-treatment • Some had died as a result of ill-treatment.
2 capitalizationDictionary • the exploitation of the famine by local politicians
using to good advantage
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abuseAbuse of something is the use of it in a wrong way or for a bad purpose.
• an abuse of power
ill-treatmentIll-treatment is harsh or cruel treatment.
• Some had died as a result of ill-treatment.
• the history of the misuse of Aborigines
Thesaurus for exploitation from the Collins English Thesaurus
an exploiting or being exploited (in various senses)