Complete Definition of "yield"

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English

Etymology
Via ME., from OE. Ä¡ieldan

Pronunciation
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËld|-iËld

Verb
en-verb|yields|yielding|yielded|yielded or rarely yolden

  1. To give way; to allow another to pass first

#:Yield the right of way to pedestrians.

<!--#To compensate <!-- huh? Is this a UKism? -->

  1. To give as required; to surrender, relinquish or capitulate.

#:They refuse to yield to the enemy.

  1. To produce as return, as from an investment

#:Historically, that security yields a high return.
#law The current return as a percentage of the price of a stock or bond.

  1. 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
trans-top|to give way
Dutch: zwichten
Finnish: taipua, hellittää, antaa tie|tietä, väistää
French: céder
trans-mid
German: gewähren
Portuguese: ceder
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trans-top|to give as required
French: se rendre
Finnish: myöntää
German: aufgeben
trans-mid
Portuguese: ceder
Spanish: ceder
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trans-top|to produce as return
Finnish: tuottaa
French: rapporter
trans-mid
Portuguese: resultar
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trans-top|to produce as a result
Finnish: tuottaa
trans-mid
German: ergeben
Portuguese: resultar
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A product; the quantity of something produced

#:Zucchini plants always seem to produce a high yield of fruit.
<!--# A compensation.-->

Translations
trans-top|quantity of something produced
Croatian: t|hr|urod|m
Czech: výnos m, úroda f (agriculture)
Finnish: sato
French: rendement
trans-mid
Spanish: rendimiento
German: Ertrag, Ausbeute
Telugu: దిà°à±à°¬à°¡à°¿ (digubaDi), రాబడి (raabaDi)
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Derived terms
sustained yield
yield-to-maturity

Related terms
relent
unrelent
succumb
capitulate
submit
stop
defer

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