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Etymology

Via Middle English, from Old English ġieldan

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to yield

Third person singular
yields

Simple past
yielded

Past participle
-

Present participle
yielding

to yield (third-person singular simple present yields, present participle yielding, simple past and past participle yielded)
  1. To give way; to allow another to pass first.
    Yield the right of way to pedestrians.
  2. To give as required; to surrender, relinquish or capitulate.
    They refuse to yield to the enemy.
  3. To produce as return, as from an investment.
    Historically, that security yields a high return.
  4. (law) The current return as a percentage of the price of a stock or bond.
  5. (mathematics) To produce as a result.
    Completing the mathematics correctly yields a result of five.

Synonyms

  • submit - To fully surrender
  • capitulate - To end all resistance, may imply a compensation with an enemy or to end all resistance because of loss of hope
  • succumb - To fully surrender, because of helplessness and extreme weakness, to the leader of an opposing force
  • relent - A yielding because of pity or mercy
  • defer - A voluntary submitting out of respect, reverence or affection

Translations

Noun

Singular
yield

Plural
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  1. A product; the quantity of something produced
    Zucchini plants always seem to produce a high yield of fruit.

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