Definition of "yield" [yield]

  • To give forth by or as if by a natural process, especially by cultivation: a field that yields many bushels of corn. (verb-transitive)
  • To furnish as return for effort or investment; be productive of: an investment that yields high percentages. (verb-transitive)
  • To give over possession of, as in deference or defeat; surrender. (verb-transitive)
  • To give up (an advantage, for example) to another; concede. (verb-transitive)
  • To give forth a natural product; be productive. (verb-intransitive)

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Use "yield" in a sentence
  • "I. iii.134 (414,5) why do I yield] To _yield_ is, simply, to _give way to_."
  • "The supposed difference in yield is 3.5 basis points."
  • "If you've been watching or reading much economic news, invariably you would've heard of the term yield curve."