yield´er


yield´er
yield «yeeld», verb, noun.
–v.t.
1. a) to produce; bear: »

This land yields good crops. Mines yield ores.

SYNONYM(S): furnish, supply. b) to give in return; bring in: »

an investment which yielded a large profit.

c) to fill a need; furnish; afford: »

The narrow valley…yielded fresh pasturage (Washington Irving).

2. to give; grant: »

to yield a point in an argument. Her mother yielded her consent to the plan.

3. to give up; surrender: »

to yield oneself up to the mercy of the enemy.

4. Archaic. to pay; reward; remunerate.
–v.i.
1. to bear produce; be productive.
2. to give up; surrender: »

The enemy yielded to our soldiers. The night has yielded to the morn (Scott).

3. to give way: »

The door yielded to his push. Theory should yield to fact (Henry T. Buckle).

4. to give place: »

We yield to nobody in love of freedom.

–n.
the amount produced; product: »

This year's yield from the silver mine was very large.

SYNONYM(S): harvest. See syn. under crop. (Cf.crop)
[Old English geldan or gieldan to pay]
yield´er, noun.
Synonym Study intransitive verb. 2 Yield, submit mean give in before a stronger force. Yield implies giving up a contest of any sort under pressure: »

to yield to persuasive arguments.

Submit implies giving up all resistance and passively accepting defeat: »

to submit to overwhelming forces.


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