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yield   WordNet 2.0

- production of a certain amount

 
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- an amount of a product

 
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- the income arising from land or other property
"the average return was about 5%"

 
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- the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
"production was up in the second quarter"

 
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- end resistance, especially under pressure or force
"The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"

 
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- consent reluctantly

 
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- be willing to concede
"I grant you this much"

 
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- cease opposition

- stop fighting

 
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- be flexible under stress of physical force
"This material doesn''t give"

 
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- give or supply
"The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"
"This year''s crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"
"The estate renders some revenue for the family"

 
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- bring about
"His two singles gave the team the victory"

 
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- move in order to make room for someone for something
"The park gave way to a supermarket"
"`Move over,'' he told the crowd"

 
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- bring in
"interest-bearing accounts"
"How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

 
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- give over

- surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

 
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- be the cause or source of
"He gave me a lot of trouble"
"Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

 
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- be fatally overwhelmed

 
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- give in, as to influence or pressure

 
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Yield   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. To give in return for labor expended; to produce, as payment or interest on what is expended or invested; to pay; as, money at interest yields six or seven per cent.

"To yelde Jesu Christ his proper rent." -- Chaucer.

"When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength." -- Gen. iv. 12.

2. To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth. "Vines yield nectar." Milton.

"[He] makes milch kine yield blood." -- Shak.

"The wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children." -- Job xxiv. 5.

3. To give up, as something that is claimed or demanded; to make over to one who has a claim or right; to resign; to surrender; to relinquish; as a city, an opinion, etc.

"And, force perforce, I'll make him yield the crown." -- Shak.

"Shall yield up all their virtue, all their fame." -- Milton.

4. To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.

"I yield it just, said Adam, and submit." -- Milton.

5. To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.

6. To give a reward to; to bless. [Obs.] Chaucer.

"Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more, And the gods yield you for 't." -- Shak.

"God yield thee, and God thank ye." -- Beau. & Fl.

To yield the breath
the ghost
or the life
to die; to expire; -- often followed by up.

"One calmly yields his willing breath." -- Keble.

 
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1. To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb.

"He saw the fainting Grecians yield." -- Dryden.

2. To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request.

3. To give way; to cease opposition; to be no longer a hindrance or an obstacle; as, men readily yield to the current of opinion, or to customs; the door yielded.

"Will ye relent, And yield to mercy while 't is offered you?" -- Shak.

4. To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they will yield to us in nothing.

"Nay tell me first, in what more happy fields The thistle springs, to which the lily yields?" -- Pope.

 
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1. Amount yielded; product; -- applied especially to products resulting from growth or cultivation. "A goodly yield of fruit doth bring." Bacon.

 
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