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Definitions of yield

  1. be the cause or source of; " He gave me a lot of trouble"; " Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
  2. bring about; " His two singles gave the team the victory"
  3. consent reluctantly
  4. move in order to make room for someone for something; " The park gave way to a supermarket"; "` Move over, ' he told the crowd"
  5. an amount of a product
  6. give or supply; " The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; " This year's crop yielded 1, 000 bushels of corn"; " The estate renders some revenue for the family"
  7. end resistance, esp. under pressure or force; " The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram."
  8. production of a certain amount
  9. give in, as to influence or pressure
  10. be fatally overwhelmed
  11. cease opposition; stop fighting
  12. be flexible under stress of physical force; " This material doesn't give"
  13. the quantity of something ( as a commodity) that is created ( usually within a given period of time); " production was up in the second quarter"
  14. end resistance, especially under pressure or force; " The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"
  15. bring in; " interest- bearing accounts"; " How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
  16. 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.
  17. To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.
  18. 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.
  19. To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
  20. To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.
  21. To give a reward to; to bless.
  22. To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb.
  23. 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.
  24. To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they will yield to us in nothing.
  25. Amount yielded; product; - applied especially to products resulting from growth or cultivation.
  26. To produce; as, the land yields wheat; concede; as, I yield the point; surrender.
  27. To assent; comply; give way; submit; cease opposition; as, he yielded without further opposition; give a return, or produce; to give up a thing claimed; to surrender.
  28. Amount returned for labor; product; return.
  29. Yielder.
  30. To resign: to grant: to give out: to produce: to allow.
  31. To submit: to comply with: to give place.
  32. Amount yielded: product.
  33. To give up; resign; grant; produce.
  34. To submit; give way.
  35. To furnish in return for labor.
  36. To admit; assent; grant.
  37. The amount yielded; product; result.
  38. To produce, as land, stock, or funds; to give in return for labour, or as profit; to produce, in general; to afford; to exhibit; to allow; to concede; to admit to he true; to give, as claimed of right; to permit; to grant; to emit; to give up; to resign; to surrender.
  39. To give up the contest; to submit; to comply with; to give place.
  40. To give or render back, as claimed by right; to produce; to give in return; to exhibit; to concede; to admit to be true; to submit; to give way; to surrender.
  41. The amount produced; the return for labour, or as profit.

Usage examples for yield

  1. I had intended to offer myself to Miss Hollister this afternoon, with every hope of success, but I yield to you. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  2. They say that stout people yield easily to their influence. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  3. " I would rather die," I said with fury, " than yield her to Alexis." – Marie by Alexander Pushkin
  4. " Yes, we must go back," said Cecile, for even to her rather slow mind came the knowledge that a moment had arrived when a promise must yield to a circumstance. – The Children's Pilgrimage by L. T. Meade
  5. Adolphe held out, and would not yield. – The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete by Honore de Balzac
  6. The heart will yield to its emotions, but now I must again be a soldier, who knows no tears!" – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  7. I had my doubts on the subject, but felt that I ought to yield to his better judgment. – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  8. I will not yield her up, Fairfax! – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  9. I am sure you will not yield to this sorrow, and suffer it to make you ill. – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  10. But he would not yield. – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  11. I did not dream for a minute that you would yield to this cut in wages. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  12. And not to yield would have been to betray herself. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. Let me take my stand on that assurance, and act as one who must first settle a long- standing account with himself before he can yield to any impulse of emotion. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  14. The search for evertebrates did not yield very much. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  15. With the wisdom that is too right, The warning to which we cannot yield, The shadow that follows the sun, Follows forever! – Nirvana Days by Cale Young Rice
  16. She worked in a dressmaker's shop, and worked very well too, but she had offended his sister to begin with, one day when she was finding fault with some work that had been done for her, and so there was no end of trouble, and the young man had a great battle at home, and the more he was fought the less inclined he was to yield, and at last off he went to be married, and never came home again until he died. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  17. You yield it, as a last hope, very lightly. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  18. And he did not yield to your decision until I had convinced him that he could never make you happy in such a position. – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  19. It was she who must yield support, and the memory of all those years when Kate, never by word or act had failed her, came to her aid. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  20. My strength of body was now gone, though the mind would not yield...... – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
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