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English noun: yield

1. yield (act) production of a certain amount


Broader (hypernym)production

Narrower (hyponym)crop, harvest

2. yield (possession) the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

SamplesThe average return was about 5%.

Synonymsissue, payoff, proceeds, return, take, takings

Broader (hypernym)income

Narrower (hyponym)economic rent, payback, rent

3. yield (artifact) an amount of a product


Broader (hypernym)product, production

4. yield (quantity) the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)

SamplesProduction was up in the second quarter.

Synonymsoutput, production

Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity

Narrower (hyponym)pick, picking

English verb: yield

1. yield (possession) be the cause or source of

SamplesHe gave me a lot of trouble.
Our meeting afforded much interesting information.

Synonymsafford, give

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Narrower (hyponym)allow, allow for, leave, open, open up, provide

Verb groupgive

2. yield (change) end resistance, as under pressure or force

SamplesThe door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram.

Synonymsgive way

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)change

3. yield (creation) give or supply

SamplesThe cow brings in 5 liters of milk.
This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn.
The estate renders some revenue for the family.

Synonymsgenerate, give, render, return

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

Verb groupestablish, give, give, yield

4. yield (possession) give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

Synonymscede, concede, grant

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)give

5. yield (stative) give in, as to influence or pressure

ExamplesSam and Sue yield

Synonymsrelent, soften

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Narrower (hyponym)truckle

Antonymsremain firm, stand

6. yield (motion) move in order to make room for someone for something

SamplesThe park gave way to a supermarket.
`Move over,' he told the crowd.

ExamplesThese cars won't yield

Synonymsease up, give, give way, move over

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)move

Verb groupabandon, give up

7. yield (creation) cause to happen or be responsible for

SamplesHis two singles gave the team the victory.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)create, make

Verb groupgenerate, give, render, return, yield

8. yield (communication) be willing to concede

SamplesI grant you this much.

Synonymsconcede, grant

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)agree, concord, concur, hold

Narrower (hyponym)forgive

9. yield (stative) be fatally overwhelmed


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it

Antonymsmake it, pull round, pull through, survive, come through

10. yield (possession) bring in

SamplesInterest-bearing accounts.
How much does this savings certificate pay annually?.

Synonymsbear, pay

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in

Narrower (hyponym)clear, net, pay off

Domain categoryinvestment, investment funds

11. yield (contact) be flexible under stress of physical force

SamplesThis material doesn't give.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)stretch

12. yield (competition) cease opposition; stop fighting

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s to somebody

Narrower (hyponym)fall, give up, surrender

13. yield (communication) consent reluctantly

Synonymsbuckle under, give in, knuckle under, succumb

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)accept, consent, go for

Narrower (hyponym)accede, bow, defer, give in, submit

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