verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of yield
Synonyms for yield
Antonyms for yield
Related Words for yieldreturn, revenue, profit, turnout, crop, earnings, income, output, harvest, supply, earn, offer, provide, pay, give, allow, generate, buy, leave, bow
Examples from the Web for yield
Contemporary Examples of yield
This is a largely untapped opportunity that will yield positive returns both in human and financial terms.How Your Company Can End Violence Against Girls
October 9, 2014
But the technology, while powerful, is cumbersome and takes anywhere from 12 hours to four days to yield a result.This New Ebola Test Is As Easy As a Pregnancy Test, So Why Aren’t We Using It?
October 3, 2014
Maybe, just maybe, this approach will yield common ground that can be the foundation to build a bridge to peace.How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering
July 21, 2014
He said that only deep and real sympathy for both sides in this conflict would ever yield anything of value.Only Iraq Can Save Itself From Chaos
June 26, 2014
Reprimanding him might yield horrible press for the Army, making our longest war even less popular than it is today.We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night
Nathan Bradley Bethea
June 2, 2014
Historical Examples of yield
Let her think that your own impulse leads you, and then she will yield.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
So you know your destiny; and have nothing to do but to yield to it.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
The plea touched to the bottom of her heart, but she could not, would not yield.Within the Law
He wishes me to yield myself fully to Him in heart and life.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
Were she to yield to evil she would suffer eternal remorse in consequence.The Dream
Word Origin for yield
Old English geldan (Anglian), gieldan (West Saxon) "to pay" (class III strong verb; past tense geald, past participle golden), from Proto-Germanic *geldanan "pay" (cf. Old Saxon geldan "to be worth," Old Norse gjaldo "to repay, return," Middle Dutch ghelden, Dutch gelden "to cost, be worth, concern," Old High German geltan, German gelten "to be worth," Gothic fra-gildan "to repay, requite").
Perhaps from PIE *ghel-to- "I pay," found only in Balto-Slavic and Germanic, unless Old Church Slavonic zledo, Lithuanian geliuoti are Germanic loan-words. Sense developed in English via use to translate Latin reddere, French rendre, and had expanded by c.1300 to "repay, return, render (service), produce, surrender." Related to Middle Low German and Middle Dutch gelt, Dutch geld, German Geld "money." Yielding in sense of "giving way to physical force" is recorded from 1660s.
Old English gield "payment, sum of money" (see yield (v.)); extended sense of "production" (as of crops) is first attested mid-15c. Earliest English sense survives in financial "yield from investments."