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Definition of Yield

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

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Helen Keller

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

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

If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
Thomas Jefferson

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
Thomas Jefferson
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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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