yield

Yield has two meanings that seem quite different: "an amount" or "to give way." The yield of the recipe was twelve brownies. To avoid being tripped, Mary was forced to yield to the children on her way to the brownie plate.

While these meanings seem quite different, they both essentially mean "to give." The recipe gives twelve brownies to those who follow it, and Mary is giving up her right to go first. Yield can also mean the rate of return on an investment. A bond yields an interest rate of 2%, or gives an investor $2.00 for every $100 invested.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: yield

1
vn
give or supply
production of a certain amount
2
v
be the cause or source of
3
v
move in order to make room for someone for something
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: yield
1

v give or supply

“This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn”
Synonyms:
generate, give, render, return
give
cause to happen or be responsible for
establish, give
bring about
Type of:
create, make, produce
create or manufacture a man-made product

v bring in

Synonyms:
bear, pay
Types:
clear, net
yield as a net profit
pay off
yield a profit or result
Type of:
bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in
earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

v give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

Synonyms:
cede, concede, grant
Type of:
give
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

n production of a certain amount

Synonyms:
output
Types:
crop, harvest
the yield from plants in a single growing season
fruitage
the yield of fruit
Type of:
production
(economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale

n an amount of a product

Synonyms:
fruit
Type of:
product, production
an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

n the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)

Synonyms:
output, production
Types:
pick, picking
the quantity of a crop that is harvested
Type of:
indefinite quantity
an estimated quantity

n the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

Synonyms:
issue, payoff, proceeds, return, take, takings
Types:
economic rent, rent
the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
payback
financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)
Type of:
income
the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
2

v be the cause or source of

Synonyms:
afford, give
give
cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
Types:
open, open up
make available
allow, allow for, leave, provide
make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
Type of:
furnish, provide, render, supply
give something useful or necessary to

v cause to happen or be responsible for

Synonyms:
give
generate, give, render, return
give or supply
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become
3

v move in order to make room for someone for something

Synonyms:
ease up, give, give way, move over
abandon, give up
stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

v be flexible under stress of physical force

Synonyms:
give
Type of:
stretch
become longer by being stretched and pulled

v cease opposition; stop fighting

Types:
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give up, surrender
give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
fall
be captured
abnegate
surrender (power or a position)
concede
acknowledge defeat
capitulate
surrender under agreed conditions

v give in, as to influence or pressure

Synonyms:
relent, soften
Antonyms:
remain firm, stand
hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
fend, resist, stand
withstand the force of something
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Types:
truckle
yield to out of weakness

v end resistance, as under pressure or force

“The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram”
Synonyms:
give way
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v be willing to concede

Synonyms:
concede, grant
Types:
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forgive
stop blaming or grant forgiveness
condone, excuse
excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
absolve, free, justify
let off the hook
absolve, shrive
grant remission of a sin to
remit
forgive
pardon
grant a pardon to
excuse, pardon
accept an excuse for
Type of:
agree, concord, concur, hold
be in accord; be in agreement

v consent reluctantly

Synonyms:
buckle under, give in, knuckle under, succumb
Types:
accede, bow, defer, give in, submit
yield to another's wish or opinion
Type of:
accept, consent, go for
give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

v be fatally overwhelmed

Synonyms:
succumb
Antonyms:
come through, make it, pull round, pull through, survive
continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
Type of:
buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it
pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
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