Yield - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |jiːld|  American pronunciation of the word yield
Brit.  |jiːld|  British pronunciation of the word yield


- production of a certain amount (syn: output)
- the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property (syn: issue, payoff, proceeds, return, take, takings)
- an amount of a product (syn: fruit)
- the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time) (syn: output, production)


- be the cause or source of (syn: afford, give)
- end resistance, as under pressure or force
The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram
- give or supply (syn: generate, give, render, return)
This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn
- give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another (syn: cede, concede, grant)
- give in, as to influence or pressure (syn: relent, soften)
- move in order to make room for someone for something (syn: ease up, give, move over)
- cause to happen or be responsible for (syn: give)
- be willing to concede (syn: concede, grant)
- be fatally overwhelmed (syn: succumb)
- bring in (syn: bear, pay)
- be flexible under stress of physical force (syn: give)
- cease opposition; stop fighting
- consent reluctantly (syn: give in, knuckle under, succumb)

Extra examples

The apple trees yielded an abundant harvest.

This soil should yield good crops.

The seeds yield a rich oil.

New methods have yielded promising results in the field.

The studies yielded clear evidence.

The tax is expected to yield millions.

The bond yields seven percent annually.

After several hours of debate, the opposition yielded.

I yield the floor to the Senator from Maine.

I yield to the Senator.

Our yield of wheat increased this year.

The average yield per tree is about one bushel.

The yield on government bonds is currently seven percent.

We needed just two flints to yield the fire.

I yielded the right-of-way to the other driver.

Phrasal verbs

yield up  — surrender, as a result of pressure or force

Word forms

I/you/we/they: yield
he/she/it: yields
present participle: yielding
past tense: yielded
past participle: yielded
singular: yield
plural: yields
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