What is the opposite of exploits?

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Noun
(mass noun) Opposite of the execution or accomplishment of a task or series of tasks
“Constant failure in the industry had prompted him to rethink his career and consider a change.”
Noun
Opposite of the mechanics of a movement
“There was a significant degree of inflexibility in his movements, and the coach knew then and there that he would never make it as an athlete.”
Noun
Opposite of things done as an action or movement
“The organization only engages in inactivity, and one wonders why they even exist.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for an exciting or noteworthy event, action or achievement
“He often spoke of his failure as an important learning experience from which he later benefited.”
Noun
(computing) Opposite of plural for a program or technique that exploits a vulnerability in other software
“Once programmers found a fix for the bug, the system was shut down and reloaded with a corrected version.”
Verb
Opposite of to make use of
“The authors misuse the air-space analogy in their discussion of the treatment of airliners.”
Verb
Opposite of to exploit someone for one's own benefit, especially in an underhanded way
“They learn to appreciate what they have, and to reach out and help those less fortunate than them.”
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