yield


yield

verb

Definition of YIELD

1
to give up and cease resistance (as to a liking, temptation, or habit) <I finally yielded to temptation and had a bowl of ice cream>
Synonyms bow, cave (in), give in, submit, succumb, surrender
Related Words cater (to), gratify, indulge, wallow; acquiesce (to), concede (to); buckle (under), knuckle under; give over (to)
Antonyms hold off, resist
2
to produce as revenue <I expect that stock to yield at least 14% profit this year>
Synonyms bear, give, pay, return
3
to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) <after initially balking at the order, the soldier yielded when the commanding officer threatened a formal charge of insubordination>
Related Words acquiesce; defer
Phrases say uncle, throw in the towel (also throw in the sponge)
Antonyms resist
5
to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure <the door soon yielded to the battering ram>
Near Antonyms inflate, rise, swell
6
to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress <refusing to yield the city to enemy troops>
Near Antonyms keep, retain, withhold
7
to give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly <weak-willed by nature, she yielded herself to every dietary temptation and then whined about it afterwards>
Near Antonyms abstain (from), eschew, forbear, forgo (also forego), refrain (from); check, inhibit, restrain
Antonyms deny

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