verb (used with object)
1. to give forth or produce by a natural process or in return for cultivation: This farm yields enough fruit to meet all our needs.
2. to produce or furnish (payment, profit, or interest): a trust fund that yields ten percent interest annually; That investment will yield a handsome return.
3. to give up, as to superior power or authority: They yielded the fort to the enemy.
4. to give up or surrender (oneself): He yielded himself to temptation.
5. to give up or over; relinquish or resign: to yield the floor to the senator from Ohio.
6. to give as due or required: to yield obedience to one's teachers.
7. to cause; give rise to: The play yielded only one good laugh.
verb (used without object)
8. to give a return, as for labor expended; produce; bear.
9. to surrender or submit, as to superior power: The rebels yielded after a week.
10. to give way to influence, entreaty, argument, or the like: Don't yield to their outrageous demands.
11. to give place or precedence (usually followed by to): to yield to another; Will the senator from New York yield?
12. to give way to force, pressure, etc., so as to move, bend, collapse, or the like: I've pushed and pushed, but this door will not yield.
13. something yielded.
14. the quantity or amount yielded.
15. the act or process of yielding: the yield of plastic materials under stress.
16. Chemistry. the quantity of product formed by the interaction of two or more substances, generally expressed as a percentage of the quantity obtained to that theoretically obtainable.
17. the income produced by a financial investment, usually shown as a percentage of cost.
18. a measure of the destructive energy of a nuclear explosion, expressed in kilotons of the amount of TNT that would produce the same destruction.
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1. furnish, supply, render, bear.
3. abandon, abdicate, waive, forgo. Yield, submit, surrender mean to give way or give up to someone or something. To yield is to concede under some degree of pressure, but not necessarily to surrender totally: to yield ground to an enemy. To submit is to give up more completely to authority, superior force, etc., and to cease opposition, although usually with reluctance: to submit to control. To surrender is to give up complete possession of, relinquish, and cease claim to: to surrender a fortress, one's freedom, rights.
10. give in, comply, bow.
13. fruit. See crop.
Origin: before 900; (v.) Middle English y(i)elden, Old English g(i)eldan to pay; cognate with German gelten to be worth, apply to; (noun) late Middle English, derivative of the v.
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