Definition of Yield

  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
  • (v. t.) To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.
  • (v. t.) To give a reward to; to bless.
  • (v. i.) To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb.
  • (v. i.) To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request.
  • (v. i.) 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.
  • (v. i.) To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they will yield to us in nothing.
  • (n.) Amount yielded; product; -- applied especially to products resulting from growth or cultivation.

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