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.
- To give forth by or as if by a natural process, especially by cultivation: a field that yields many bushels of corn.
- To furnish as return for effort or investment; be productive of: an investment that yields high percentages.
- To give over possession of, as in deference or defeat; surrender.
- To give up (an advantage, for example) to another; concede.
- To give forth a natural product; be productive.
- To produce a return for effort or investment: bonds that yield well.
- To give up, as in defeat; surrender or submit.
- To give way to pressure or force: The door yielded to a gentle push.
- To give way to argument, persuasion, influence, or entreaty.
- To give up one's place, as to one that is superior: yielded to the chairperson.
- An amount yielded or produced; a product.
- A profit obtained from an investment; a return.
- The energy released by an explosion, especially by a nuclear explosion, expressed in units of weight of TNT required to produce an equivalent release: The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima had a yield of 20 kilotons.