Posted by Bob on June 09, 2005
In Reply to: Definition posted by Becky on June 09, 2005
: What does it mean to "exploit" a relationship?
Usually, this forum helps explain phrases. It's more effective (and more immediate) to use a dictionary to define a single word. Here, for example, is dictionary.com on "exploit":
tr.v. ex·ploit·ed, ex·ploit·ing, ex·ploits (k-sploit, ksploit)
1. To employ to the greatest possible advantage: exploit one's talents.
2. To make use of selfishly or unethically: a country that exploited peasant labor. See Synonyms at manipulate.
3. To advertise; promote.
#2 is what you need.