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yield

yield

 
pronunciation:
yild
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: yielded, yielding, yields
definition 1: to give forth or produce (a product, result, or quantity).
The business yielded huge profits that year.This bread recipe yields two loaves.
synonyms:
give, produce
similar words:
bear, beget, breed, cause, disgorge, earn, engender, fetch, generate, net, pay, return
definition 2: to give up; surrender; relinquish.
He yielded his wallet to the criminal.
synonyms:
relinquish, surrender
antonyms:
defy, resist, retain, withhold
similar words:
abandon, cede, concede, grant, hand over, release, resign, submit
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be productive; furnish results.
There is no doubt that our efforts will yield well.
synonyms:
bear, produce
similar words:
deliver, earn, fructify, provide
definition 2: to surrender, esp. to a pressure, force, or emotion.
In the end, he yielded to the temptation to place a bet.
synonyms:
bow, capitulate, give way, succumb, surrender
antonyms:
hold out, withstand
similar words:
accede, acquiesce, bend, buckle, cave in, comply, concede, defer, fold, give, soften, submit, truckle
definition 3: to give way; to move or be moved as a response to persuasion or force.
He begged her to reconsider, but she would not yield.After much ramming, the locked door yielded.
similar words:
accede, become, give way
definition 4: when driving, to stop and wait while allowing other vehicles to go ahead of oneself.
At this intersection, you must yield to traffic coming around the curve.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of producing or yielding.
synonyms:
output, production
definition 2: a thing or amount produced or yielded.
Our garden promises an excellent yield of tomatoes and beans this year.
synonyms:
production
similar words:
crop, fruit, gain, harvest, interest, net, output, proceeds, produce, product, profit, receipts, return, revenue
derivations: yieldable (adj.), yielder (n.)