Meaning of YIELD in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ jɪəld ]

( yields, yielding, yielded)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


If you yield to someone or something, you stop resisting them. ( FORMAL )

Will she yield to growing pressure for her to retire?...

If the government does not yield, it should face sufficient military force to ensure its certain and swift defeat.

= give in

VERB : V to n , V


If you yield something that you have control of or responsibility for, you allow someone else to have control or responsibility for it. ( FORMAL )

He may yield control...

= surrender

VERB : V n


If a moving person or a vehicle yields , they slow down or stop in order to allow other people or vehicles to pass in front of them. ( AM; in BRIT, usually use give way )

When entering a trail or starting a descent, yield to other skiers.

...examples of common signs like No Smoking or Yield.

VERB : V to n , V


If something yields , it breaks or moves position because force or pressure has been put on it.

The door yielded easily when he pushed it.



If an area of land yields a particular amount of a crop, this is the amount that is produced. You can also say that a number of animals yield a particular amount of meat.

Last year 400,000 acres of land yielded a crop worth $1.75 billion.

= produce

VERB : V n


A yield is the amount of food produced on an area of land or by a number of animals.

Polluted water lessens crop yields.

N-COUNT : with supp


If a tax or investment yields an amount of money or profit, this money or profit is obtained from it. ( BUSINESS )

It yielded a profit of at least $36 million.

VERB : V n


A yield is the amount of money or profit produced by an investment. ( BUSINESS )

The high yields available on the dividend shares made them attractive to private investors.

...the yield on a bank’s investments.

N-COUNT : with supp , oft N of amount , N on n


If something yields a result or piece of information, it produces it.

This research has been in progress since 1961 and has yielded a great number of positive results...

VERB : V n

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