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yields

verb
present tense third-person singular of yield

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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5 to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure
  • the door soon yielded to the battering ram

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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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yields

noun
plural of yield

Synonyms & Antonyms of yields (Entry 2 of 2)

1 something produced by physical or intellectual effort
  • wheat farmers were able to increase the yield per acre substantially

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2 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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“Yields.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/yields. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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