Definition of yield :
1. Amount yielded; product; - applied especially to products resulting from growth or cultivation.
2. To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
3. To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request.
4. To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.
5. To give a reward to; to bless.
6. 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.
7. To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they will yield to us in nothing.
8. To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.
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- However, as he halted close to Rodolphe, Colline was forced to yield to evidence. - "Bohemians of the Latin Quarter", Henry Murger.
- The door of the safe, however, did not yield. - "Lonesome Town", Ethel and James Dorrance.
- " Then," said the councillors, " she shall yield to force." - "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.