yield

yield
[[t]yild[/t]]
v. t.
1) agr. to give forth or produce by a natural process or in return for cultivation:
to yield 40 bushels to the acre[/ex]
2) bus to produce or furnish (profit)
3) to give up, as to superior power or authority:
yielded the fort to the enemy[/ex]
4) to relinquish:
to yield the floor to the senator from Ohio[/ex]
5) to give as due or required:
to yield obedience[/ex]
6) to give a return, as for labor expended; produce or bear
7) to surrender to superior power
8) to give way to influence, entreaty, or the like:
to yield to outrageous demands[/ex]
9) to give place or precedence (usu. fol. by to):
to yield to the next speaker[/ex]
10) to give way to force, pressure, etc.; collapse
11) the act of yielding or producing
12) the quantity or amount yielded
13) bus the income produced by a financial investment, usu. shown as a percentage of cost
14) chem. Chem. the quantity of product formed by the interaction of two or more substances, generally expressed as a percentage of the quantity obtained to that theoretically obtainable
15) something given up or relinquished
16) phs a measure of the destructive energy of a nuclear explosion, expressed in kilotons of the amount of TNT that would produce the same destruction
Etymology: bef. 900; OE g(i)eldan to pay, c. OS geldan, OHG geltan, ON gjalda, to restore, pay, Go fragildan to repay; akin to geld II, wergild yield′a•ble, adj. yield`a•bil′i•ty, n. yield′er, n. syn: yield, submit, surrender mean to give way or give up to a person or thing. To yield is to relinquish or concede under some degree of pressure, either from a position of weakness or from one of advantage: to yield ground to an enemy; to yield the right of way. To submit is to give up more completely to authority or superior force and to cease opposition, usu. with reluctance: The mutineers finally submitted to the captain's orders. To surrender is to give up complete possession of and claim to, usu. after resistance: to surrender a fortress; to surrender one's rights.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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