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  • IPA(key): /jiːld/
  • Rhymes: -iːld

Etymology 1

From Middle English yielden, yelden, ȝelden (to yield, pay), from Old English ġieldan (to pay), from Proto-West Germanic *geldan, from Proto-Germanic *geldaną (to pay), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (to pay).


yield (third-person singular simple present yields, present participle yielding, simple past yielded or (obsolete) yold, past participle yielded or (obsolete) yolden)

  1. to give
    1. (obsolete) To pay, give in payment; repay, recompense; reward; requite.
    2. To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.
    3. To give, or give forth, (anything).
  2. To give up; to surrender or capitulate.
    1. To give as demanded; to relinquish.
    2. To give way; to allow another to pass first.
    3. (intransitive) To give way; to succumb to a force.
    4. (engineering, materials science, of a material specimen) To pass the material's yield point and undergo plastic deformation.
    5. (rare) To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
  3. to produce
    1. To produce as return, as from an investment.
    2. (mathematics) To produce as a result.
    3. (linguistics) To produce a particular sound as the result of a sound law.
  • submit - To fully surrender
  • capitulate - To end all resistance, may imply a compensation with an enemy or to end all resistance because of loss of hope
  • succumb - To fully surrender, because of helplessness and extreme weakness, to the leader of an opposing force
  • relent - A yielding because of pity or mercy
  • defer - A voluntary submitting out of respect, reverence or affection
  • give way - To succumb to persistent persuasion.
  • surrender - To give up into the power, control, or possession of another
  • cede - To give up, give way, give away
  • give up - To surrender
  • produce - To make (a thing) available to a person, an authority, etc.
  • bear - To produce something, such as fruit or crops
  • supply - To provide (something), to make (something) available for use
  • give in
  • to trade away - to let others get hold of a property or right of yours.

Etymology 2

From Middle English ȝeld, from Old English ġield, from Proto-West Germanic *geld, from Proto-Germanic *geldą (reward, gift, money), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (to pay).


yield (countable and uncountable, plural yields)

  1. (obsolete) Payment; tribute.
  2. A product; the quantity of something produced.
  3. The explosive energy value of a bomb, especially a nuke, usually expressed in tons of TNT equivalent.
  4. (law) The current return as a percentage of the price of a stock or bond.
  5. (finance) Profit earned from an investment; return on investment.
Derived terms

See also


  • Leidy, ylide



Unadapted borrowing from English yield.


yield f or m (plural yields)

  1. (finance) yield (the current return as a percentage of the price of a stock or bond)


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