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Adjective: yielding  yeel-ding
  1. Inclined to yield to argument, influence or control
    "a timid yielding person"
  2. Lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure
    "a deep yielding layer of foam rubber"
  3. Tending to give in, surrender or agree
    "too yielding to make a stand against any encroachments"
Noun: yielding  yeel-ding
  1. A verbal act of admitting defeat
    - giving up, surrender
  2. The act of conceding or yielding
    - concession, conceding
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

Derived forms: yieldings

See also: compromising, conciliatory, docile, flexible, move, soft

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

Antonym: make it

Encyclopedia: Yielding