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Yield


1 [+ object]

a : to produce or provide (something, such as a plant or crop)

The apple/peach trees yielded an abundant harvest.

This soil should yield good crops.

The seeds yield a rich oil.


b : to produce (something) as a result of time, effort, or work

New methods have yielded promising results in the field.

The studies yielded clear evidence.


— sometimes + up

Their research has yielded up some surprising results.

c : to produce (a profit, an amount of money, etc.)

The tax is expected to yield millions.

The bond yields seven percent annually.


2 [no object] : to agree to do or accept something that you have been resisting : to stop trying to resist or oppose something

After several hours of debate, the opposition yielded.

— often + to

The company refused to yield to the protesters' demands.

The architect yielded to critics and changed the design.

I finally yielded to temptation and had some cake.


3 a [+ object] : to allow (something) to be taken or controlled by another person, group, etc.

Ground troops refused to yield  [=(more commonly) surrender]  the fortress to the enemy.

— sometimes used figuratively

Despite all my arguments she was unwilling to yield the point to me. [=she was unwilling to admit that I was right]

b formal : to give (someone) the chance to speak at a public meeting — + to

[+ object]

I yield the floor to the Senator from Maine.

[no object]

I yield to the Senator.

c [no object] : to stop trying to fight someone or something

The enemy refused to yield.  [=give up]


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