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  • n  production of a certain amount
  • n  the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
  • n  an amount of a product
  • n  the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
  • v  be the cause or source of
  • v  end resistance, as under pressure or force
    The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram
  • v  give or supply
    This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn
  • v  give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
  • v  give in, as to influence or pressure
  • v  move in order to make room for someone for something
  • v  cause to happen or be responsible for
  • v  be willing to concede
  • v  be fatally overwhelmed
  • v  bring in
  • v  be flexible under stress of physical force
  • v  cease opposition; stop fighting
  • v  consent reluctantly

  • Some loans even came with a crop-insurance policy: if the season was dry and the yield a dud, the debt would be forgiven.
  • Or consider junk bonds, as measured by Merrill Lynch's High Yield bond index, which yield a jaw-dropping 22%.
  • Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in Detroit Free Press
    ...the public's anger toward financial institutions and a housing crisis that has led to a spike in foreclosures and, in turn, rising unemployment, Obama said action must be bold and the nation "cannot afford to govern out of anger or yield...
  • Gordon Brown in International Herald Tribune
    In a nationally televised interview, Brown said that Britain's message to the terrorists must be: "We will not yield, we will not be intimidated, and we will not allow anyone to undermine our British way of life."
  • Thomas Jefferson in Prison Planet.com
    Thomas Jefferson once wrote that "the natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground."

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