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yield

verb  us   /jild/

yield verb (PRODUCE)

[T] to supply or produce something positive such as a profit, an amount of food, or information: Some mutual funds are currently yielding 15% on new money invested. [T] If something yields information, it provides it: A letter found by the FBI last week may yield new clues.

yield verb (GIVE UP)

[I/T] to give up the control of or responsibility for something, often because you have been forced to: [T] to yield power [I/T] If you yield to something, you accept that you have been defeated by it: [I] It’s easy to yield to the temptation to borrow a lot of money. [I/T] To yield to traffic coming from another direction is to wait and allow it to go first.

yield

noun [C usually pl]  us   /jild/

yield noun [C usually pl] (PRODUCE)

a profit or an amount esp. of a crop produced: Over the past 50 years, crop yields have risen steadily in the US.
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