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yield

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1 an increase usually measured in money that comes from labor, business, or property

  • the stock's yield has increased over the years
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2 something produced by physical or intellectual effort

  • wheat farmers were able to increase the yield per acre substantially
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3 the total amount collected or obtained especially at one time

  • the yield from the police department's buyback program for firearms was staggering
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yield

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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
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2 to produce as revenue

  • I expect that stock to yield at least 14% profit this year
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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
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say uncle, throw in the towel (also throw in the sponge)

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5 to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure

  • the door soon yielded to the battering ram
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give way

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6 to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress

  • refusing to yield the city to enemy troops
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7 to give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly

  • she yielded herself to temptation and booked a month-long vacation in the Bahamas like she'd wanted to for years
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yield, submit, capitulate, succumb, relent, defer mean to give way to someone or something that one can no longer resist. yield may apply to any sort or degree of giving way before force, argument, persuasion, or entreaty.
    • yields too easily in any argument
submit suggests full surrendering after resistance or conflict to the will or control of another.
    • a repentant sinner vowing to submit to the will of God
capitulate stresses the fact of ending all resistance and may imply either a coming to terms (as with an adversary) or hopelessness in the face of an irresistible opposing force.
    • officials capitulated to the protesters' demands
succumb implies weakness and helplessness to the one that gives way or an overwhelming power to the opposing force.
    • a stage actor succumbing to the lure of Hollywood
relent implies a yielding through pity or mercy by one who holds the upper hand.
    • finally relented and let the children stay up late
defer implies a voluntary yielding or submitting out of respect or reverence for or deference and affection toward another.
    • I defer to your expertise in these matters

synonyms see in addition relinquish



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