yield


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yield \Yield\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Yielded; obs. p. p. Yold;
   p. pr. & vb. n. Yielding.] [OE. yelden, [yogh]elden,
   [yogh]ilden, AS. gieldan, gildan, to pay, give, restore, make
   an offering; akin to OFries. jelda, OS. geldan, D. gelden to
   cost, to be worth, G. gelten, OHG. geltan to pay, restore,
   make an offering, be worth, Icel. gjalda to pay, give up,
   Dan. gielde to be worth, Sw. g[aum]lla to be worth, g[aum]lda
   to pay, Goth. gildan in fragildan, usgildan. Cf. 1st Geld,
   Guild.]
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   1. 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.
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            To yelde Jesu Christ his proper rent. --Chaucer.
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            When thou tillest the ground, it shall not
            henceforth yield unto thee her strength. --Gen. iv.
                                                  12.
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   2. To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth. "Vines
      yield nectar." --Milton.
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            [He] makes milch kine yield blood.    --Shak.
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            The wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their
            children.                             --Job xxiv. 5.
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   3. 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.
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            And, force perforce, I'll make him yield the crown.
                                                  --Shak.
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            Shall yield up all their virtue, all their fame.
                                                  --Milton.
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   4. To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
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            I yield it just, said Adam, and submit. --Milton.
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   5. To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.
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   6. To give a reward to; to bless. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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            Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more,
            And the gods yield you for 't.        --Shak.
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            God yield thee, and God thank ye.     --Beau. & Fl.
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   To yield the breath, To yield the breath up, {To yield
   the ghost}, To yield the ghost up, To yield up the ghost,
      or To yield the life, to die; to expire; -- similar to
      To give up the ghost.
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            One calmly yields his willing breath. --Keble.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yield \Yield\, v. i.
   1. To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to
      succumb.
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            He saw the fainting Grecians yield.   --Dryden.
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   2. To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request.
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   3. 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.
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            Will ye relent,
            And yield to mercy while 't is offered you? --Shak.
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   4. To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they
      will yield to us in nothing.
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            Nay tell me first, in what more happy fields
            The thistle springs, to which the lily yields?
                                                  --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yield \Yield\, n.
   Amount yielded; product; -- applied especially to products
   resulting from growth or cultivation. "A goodly yield of
   fruit doth bring." --Bacon.
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