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yield

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of yield

  1. 1 an increase usually measured in money that comes from labor, business, or property the stock's yield has increased over the years Synonyms of yield earnings, gain(s), incoming(s), proceeds, profit, return, revenue, incomeWords Related to yield killing, windfall; salary, take-home pay, tips, wages; bankroll, capital, coffers, exchequer, finances, funds, money, pocket, pocketbook, resources, wherewithalNear Antonyms of yield charge, cost, disbursement, expenditures, expenses, outgo, outlay

  2. 2 something produced by physical or intellectual effort wheat farmers were able to increase the yield per acre substantially Synonyms of yield affair, fruit, handiwork, labor, output, produce, production, thing, work, productWords Related to yield article, commodity, entry, object; goods, line, merchandise, wares; handcraft, handicraft; aftereffect, aftermath, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, effect, issue, outcome, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot; by-product, derivative, offshoot, offspring, outgrowth, residual, side effect (also side reaction), spin-off

  3. 3 the total amount collected or obtained especially at one time the yield from the police department's buyback program for firearms was staggering Synonyms of yield bounty, catch, take, haulWords Related to yield bag; earnings, gain, gross, income, net, payoff, proceeds, profit, receipts, return, revenue, winnings; booty, loot, plunder, spoils, swag; appropriation, collectionNear Antonyms of yield deduction, loss, subtraction


yield

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of yield

  1. 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 of yield bow, cave (in), give in, submit, succumb, surrender Words Related to yield cater (to), gratify, indulge, wallow; acquiesce (to), concede (to); buckle (under), knuckle under; give over (to) Near Antonyms of yield battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, fight, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstand; reject; bridle, check, constrain, curb, inhibit, restrain, stifle Antonyms of yield hold off, resist

  2. 2 to produce as revenue I expect that stock to yield at least 14% profit this year Synonyms of yield bear, give, pay, return Words Related to yield bring in, net; afford, furnish, provide, supply; pay off

  3. 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 Synonyms of yield blink, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb, surrender Words Related to yield acquiesce; defer Phrases say uncle, throw in the towel (also throw in the sponge) Near Antonyms of yield contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstand Antonyms of yield resist

  4. 4 to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind) the sort of embarrassing question that seldom yields an honest answer Synonyms of yield beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, do, draw on, effectuate, engender, generate, induce, invoke, make, occasion, produce, prompt, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, effectWords Related to yield conduce (to), contribute (to); decide, determine; begin, establish, father, found, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, set, set up, start; advance, cultivate, develop, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote; enact, render, turn outNear Antonyms of yield impede, limit, restrict; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, dampen, put down, quash, quell, repress, smother, squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, control, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain, retard; can [slang], kill, snuff (out), still; abolish, demolish, destroy, extinguish, liquidate, quench

  5. 5 to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure the door soon yielded to the battering ram Synonyms of yield buckle, cave (in), crumple, founder, give, go, go out, implode, tumble, collapseWords Related to yield deflate, flatten, melt, melt down; break, break down, conk (out), crash, die, fail, give out, stall; burst, shatter, smash, splinter, split; crack, crumble, pop, snapNear Antonyms of yield inflate, rise, swell

  6. 6 to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress refusing to yield the city to enemy troops Synonyms of yield cede, cough up, deliver, give up, hand over, lay down, relinquish, render, turn in, turn over, surrenderWords Related to yield commit, consign, entrust (also intrust), transfer; forfeit, release, waive; abnegate, renounce, resign; abandon, desert, discard, forsake, part (with), shedNear Antonyms of yield keep, retain, withhold

  7. 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 Synonyms of yield deliver, give up, indulge, surrender, abandonWords Related to yield overdo, overindulge; bask, luxuriate, revel, roll, wallowNear Antonyms of yield abstain (from), eschew, forbear, forgo (also forego), refrain (from); check, inhibit, restrainAntonyms of yield deny

Synonym Discussion of yield

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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