Meaning of YIELD in English

YIELD

/ jiːld; NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb

1.

[ vn ] to produce or provide sth, for example a profit, result or crop :

Higher-rate deposit accounts yield good returns.

The research has yielded useful information.

trees that no longer yield fruit

2.

[ v ] yield (to sth/sb) to stop resisting sth/sb; to agree to do sth that you do not want to do

SYN give way :

After a long siege, the town was forced to yield.

He reluctantly yielded to their demands.

I yielded to temptation and had a chocolate bar.

3.

[ vn ] yield sth/sb (up) (to sb) ( formal ) to allow sb to win, have or take control of sth that has been yours until now

SYN surrender :

He refused to yield up his gun.

( figurative )

The universe is slowly yielding up its secrets.

4.

[ v ] to move, bend or break because of pressure :

Despite our attempts to break it, the lock would not yield.

5.

[ v ] yield (to sb/sth) ( NAmE , IrishE ) to allow vehicles on a bigger road to go first

SYN give way :

Yield to oncoming traffic.

a yield sign

PHRASAL VERBS

- yield to sth

■ noun

[ C , U ] the total amount of crops, profits, etc. that are produced :

a high crop yield

a reduction in milk yield

This will give a yield of 10% on your investment.

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English g(i)eldan pay, repay , of Germanic origin. The senses produce, bear and surrender arose in Middle English .

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