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definition of the word yield

by the Wiktionnary

Via Middle English, from Old English ġieldan

Infinitive
to yield

Third person singular
yields

Simple past
yielded

Past participle
yielded

Present participle
yielding

to yield (third-person singular simple present yields, present participle yielding, simple past and past participle yielded)

  1. To give way; to allow another to pass first.
    Yield the right of way to pedestrians.
  2. To give as required; to surrender, relinquish or capitulate.
    They refuse to yield to the enemy.
  3. To produce as return, as from an investment.
    Historically, that security yields a high return.
  4. (law) The current return as a percentage of the price of a stock or bond.
  5. (mathematics) To produce as a result.
    Completing the mathematics correctly yields a result of five.


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