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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun yield has 4 senses

Verb yield has 13 senses


yieldv. t. [OE. yelden, \'f4elden, \'f4ilden, AS. gieldan, gildan, to pay, give, restore, make an offering; akin to OFries. jelda, OS. geldan, D. gelden to cost, to be worth, G. gelten, OHG. geltan to pay, restore, make an offering, be worth, Icel. gjalda to pay, give up, Dan. gielde to be worth, Sw. gälla to be worth, gälda to pay, Goth. gildan in fragildan, usgildan. Cf. 1st Geld, Guild.].
  •  To give in return for labor expended; to produce, as payment or interest on what is expended or invested; to pay; as, money at interest yields six or seven per cent.  [1913 Webster]
    "To yelde Jesu Christ his proper rent."  [1913 Webster]
    "When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
    "[He] makes milch kine yield blood."  [1913 Webster]
    "The wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give up, as something that is claimed or demanded; to make over to one who has a claim or right; to resign; to surrender; to relinquish; as a city, an opinion, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    "And, force perforce, I'll make him yield the crown."  [1913 Webster]
    "Shall yield up all their virtue, all their fame."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.  [1913 Webster]
    "I yield it just, said Adam, and submit."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give a reward to; to bless.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more,
    And the gods yield you for 't.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "God yield thee, and God thank ye."  [1913 Webster]
    "One calmly yields his willing breath."  [1913 Webster]
yieldv. i. 
  •  To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb.  [1913 Webster]
    "He saw the fainting Grecians yield."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give way; to cease opposition; to be no longer a hindrance or an obstacle; as, men readily yield to the current of opinion, or to customs; the door yielded.  [1913 Webster]
    "Will ye relent,
    And yield to mercy while 't is offered you?
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they will yield to us in nothing.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nay tell me first, in what more happy fields
    The thistle springs, to which the lily yields?
    "  [1913 Webster]
     Amount yielded; product; -- applied especially to products resulting from growth or cultivation.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]


yield, v. & n.
1 tr. (also absol.) produce or return as a fruit, profit, or result (the land yields crops; the land yields poorly; the investment yields 15%).
2 tr. give up; surrender, concede; comply with a demand for (yielded the fortress; yielded themselves prisoners).
3 intr. (often foll. by to) a surrender; make submission. b give consent or change one's course of action in deference to; respond as required to (yielded to persuasion).
4 intr. (foll. by to) be inferior or confess inferiority to (I yield to none in understanding the problem).
5 intr. (foll. by to) give right of way to other traffic.
6 intr. US allow another the right to speak in a debate etc.
--n. an amount yielded or produced; an output or return.

yield point Physics the stress beyond which a material becomes plastic.
yielder n.
OE g(i)eldan pay f. Gmc



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VB consent, assent, yield assent, admit, allow, concede, grant, yield, come round, come over, give into, acknowledge, agnize, give consent, comply with, acquiesce, agree to, fall in with, accede, accept, embrace an offer, close with, take at one's word, have no objection, satisfy, meet one's wishes, settle, come to terms, not refuse, turn a willing ear, jump at, deign, vouchsafe, promise.


VB relinquish, give up, abandon, desert, forsake, leave in the lurch, go back on, depart from, secede from, withdraw from, back out of, leave, quit, take leave of, bid a long farewell, vacate, renounce, forego, have done with, drop, disuse, discard, wash one's hands of, drop all idea of, break off, leave off, desist, stop, hold one's hand, stay one's hand, quit one's hold, give over, shut up shop, throw up the game, throw up the cards, give up the point, give up the argument, pass to the order of the day, move to the previous question, relinquish, give up, surrender, yield, cede, let go, let slip, spare, drop, resign, forego, renounce, abandon, expropriate, give away, dispose of, part with, lay aside, lay apart, lay down, lay on the shelf, set aside, put aside, put away, make away with, cast behind, maroon, give notice to quit, give warning, supersede, be rid of, get rid of, be quit of, get quit of, eject, rid oneself of, disburden oneself of, divest oneself of, dispossess oneself of, wash one's hands of, discard, cast off, dismiss, cast away, throw away, pitch away, fling away, cast aside, cast overboard, cast to the dogs, throw aside, throw overboard, throw to the dogs, pitch aside, pitch overboard, pitch to the dogs, fling aside, fling overboard, fling to the dogs, cast to the winds, throw to the winds, sweep to the winds, put away, turn away, sweep away, jettison, reject, quit one's hold, quitclaim.


VB deliver, hand, pass, put into the hands of, hand over, make over, deliver over, pass over, turn over, assign dower, present, give away, dispense, dispose of, give out, deal out, dole out, mete out, fork out, squeeze out, pay, render, impart, communicate, concede, cede, yield, part with, shed, cast, spend, give, bestow, confer, grant, accord, award, assign, intrust, consign, vest in, make a present, allow, contribute, subscribe, furnish its quota, invest, endow, settle upon, bequeath, leave, devise, furnish, supply, help, administer to, afford, spare, accommodate with, indulge with, favor with, shower down upon, lavish, pour on, thrust upon, tip, bribe, tickle the palm, grease the palm, offer, sacrifice, immolate.


VB receive, take money, draw from, derive from, acquire, take, bring in, yield, afford, pay, return, accrue.


VB bear a price, set a price, fix a price, appraise, assess, doom, price, charge, demand, ask, require, exact, run up, distrain, run up a bill, have one's price, liquidate, amount to, come to, mount up to, stand one in, fetch, sell for, cost, bring in, yield, afford.


VB render soft, soften, mollify, mellow, relax, temper, mash, knead, squash, bend, yield, relent, relax, give, plasticize'.

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