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Verb: yield  yee(-u)ld
  1. Be the cause or source of
    "He yielded me a lot of trouble";
    - give, afford
     
  2. End resistance, as under pressure or force
    "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram";
    - give way
     
  3. Give or supply
    "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn";
    - render, return, give, generate
     
  4. Give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
    - concede, cede, grant
     
  5. Give in, as to influence or pressure
    "yield, and save your souls";
    - relent, soften
     
  6. Move in order to make room for someone or something
    "'yield,' he told the crowd";
    - move over, give way, give, ease up
     
  7. Cause to happen or be responsible for
    "His two singles yielded the team the victory";
    - give
     
  8. Be willing to admit or forced to agree
    "I yield you this much";
    - concede, grant
     
  9. Be fatally overwhelmed
    - succumb
     
  10. (investment) bring in
    "How much does this savings certificate yield annually?";
    - pay, bear
     
  11. Be flexible under stress of physical force
    "This material doesn't yield";
    - give
     
  12. Cease opposition; stop fighting
     
  13. Consent reluctantly
    - give in, succumb, knuckle under, buckle under
Noun: yield  yee(-u)ld
  1. Production of a certain amount
    - output
     
  2. The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    "the average yield was about 5%";
    - return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, payoff
     
  3. An amount of a product
    - fruit
     
  4. The quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
    "yield was up in the second quarter";
    - output, production

Derived forms: yielded, yielding, yields

Type of: accept, agree, bring in, buy the farm [N. Amer], cash in one's chips, change, choke, clear, concord, concur, conk, consent, create, croak, decease, die, drop dead, earn, exit, expire, furnish, gain, give, give-up the ghost, go, go for, hold, income, indefinite quantity, kick the bucket, make, move, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, pop one's clogs, produce, product, production, provide, pull in, realise [Brit], realize, render, snuff it, stretch, supply, take in

Antonym: stand

Encyclopedia: Yield