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yield

verb [T]
 
 
/jiːld/
FINANCE to supply or produce a profit, income, etc.: The stake, analysts say, could yield $700m a year in revenue. British shares currently yield 3.3%.yield profit/returns Even the most unglamorous sectors of the market can yield big returns.
PRODUCTION to supply or produce a crop, product, etc.: Oil fields and reserves are yielding more oil than had been thought possible, because of technological advances.
to supply or produce information, results, etc.: yield benefits/information/results Subsequent product tests yielded better results. His emails to company executives yielded no response.
(Definition of yield verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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