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Yield meaning

yield - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. end resistance, especially under pressure or force; " The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"
  2. 2. bring in; " interest- bearing accounts"; " How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
  7. 7. To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.
  8. 8. To give a reward to; to bless.
  9. 9. To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb.
  10. 10. To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they will yield to us in nothing.
  13. 13. Amount yielded; product; - applied especially to products resulting from growth or cultivation.
  14. 14. To give up; resign; grant; produce.
  15. 15. To submit; give way.

yield - examples of usage

  1. If the calf- flesh is lost the animal will be reduced in value, and can never be made to yield first- class meat. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
  2. I would do nothing else, and he was obliged to yield. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
  3. He spoke with such strength, such assurance, that she knew he would not yield without a struggle. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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