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Definition of Yield


  1. 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.
  2. To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.
  3. 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.
  4. To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
  5. To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.
  6. To give a reward to; to bless.
  7. To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb.
  8. To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request.
  9. 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.
  10. To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they will yield to us in nothing.
  11. Amount yielded; product; -- applied especially to products resulting from growth or cultivation.

Yield Quotations

Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
Mahatma Gandhi

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.
Oscar Wilde

Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.
Immanuel Kant

Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
Robert A. Heinlein
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Yield Translations

yield in Dutch is het veld ruimen, afstaan
yield in French is rends, produit, rendement, rendons, rendent
yield in German is Ertrag, Ausbeute {f}, Gewinn, Ertrag {m}
yield in Italian is cedere, lavoro, prodotto
yield in Latin is proventus, concedo, cedo cessi cessum
yield in Norwegian is ytelse, yte, utbytte, gi
yield in Portuguese is rendimento
yield in Spanish is potencia, rendir, ceder, fruto, rentar
yield in Swedish is ge efter, inbringa, avkastning, vika sig
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