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verb
verb: yield; 3rd person present: yields; past tense: yielded; past participle: yielded; gerund or present participle: yielding
1.
produce or provide (a natural, agricultural, or industrial product).
"the land yields grapes and tobacco"
(of an action or process) produce or deliver (a result or gain).
"this method yields the same results"
synonyms: produce, bear, give, supply, provide, afford, return, bring in, earn, realize, generate, deliver, offer, pay out; informalrake in
"too many projects yield poor returns"
(of a financial or commercial process or transaction) generate (a specified financial return).
"such investments yield direct cash returns"
2.
give way to arguments, demands, or pressure.
"the Western powers now yielded when they should have resisted"
synonyms: surrender, capitulate, submit, relent, admit defeat, back down, climb down, give in, give up the struggle, lay down one's arms, raise/show the white flag; More
antonyms: resist, defy
relinquish possession of (something); give (something) up.
"they might yield up their secrets"
synonyms: relinquish, surrender, cede, remit, part with, hand over; More
antonyms: withhold, retain
cease to argue about.
"I yielded the point"
(especially in a legislature) allow another the right to speak in a debate.
"I yield to the gentleman from Kentucky"
NORTH AMERICAN
give right of way to other traffic.
(of a mass or structure) give way under force or pressure.
"he reeled into the house as the door yielded"
synonyms: bend, give, give way
"the floorboards yielded underfoot"
noun
noun: yield; plural noun: yields
1.
the full amount of an agricultural or industrial product.
"the milk yield was poor"
FINANCE
the amount of money brought in, e.g., interest from an investment or revenue from a tax; return.
"an annual dividend yield of 20 percent"
synonyms: profit, gain, return, dividend, earnings
"risky investments usually have higher yields"
CHEMISTRY
the amount obtained from a process or reaction relative to the theoretical maximum amount obtainable.
(of a nuclear weapon) the force in tons or kilotons of TNT required to produce an equivalent explosion.
"yields ranging from five kilotons to 100 tons"
noun
noun: yoke; plural noun: yokes
1.
a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plow or cart that they are to pull.
synonyms: harness, collar, coupling
"the horses were loosened from the yoke"
a pair of animals coupled together with a yoke.
plural noun: yoke
"a yoke of oxen"
archaic
the amount of land that one pair of oxen could plow in a day.
a frame fitting over the neck and shoulders of a person, used for carrying pails or baskets.
used of something that is regarded as oppressive or burdensome.
"the yoke of imperialism"
synonyms: tyranny, oppression, domination, hegemony, enslavement, servitude, subjugation, subjection, bondage, thrall; More
used of something that represents a bond between two parties.
"the yoke of marriage"
2.
something resembling or likened to a yoke, in particular.
a part of a garment that fits over the shoulders and to which the main part of the garment is attached, typically in gathers or pleats.
the crossbar at the head of a rudder, to whose ends ropes are fastened.
a bar of soft iron between the poles of an electromagnet.
(in ancient Rome) an arch of three spears under which a defeated army was made to march.
NORTH AMERICAN
a control lever in an aircraft.
verb
verb: yoke; 3rd person present: yokes; past tense: yoked; past participle: yoked; gerund or present participle: yoking
1.
put a yoke on (a pair of animals); couple or attach with or to a yoke.
"a plow drawn by a camel and donkey yoked together"
synonyms: harness, hitch, couple, tether, fasten, attach, join
"a pair of oxen were yoked together"
cause (two people or things) to be joined in a close relationship.
"Hong Kong's dollar has been yoked to America's"
2.
informal
rob; mug.
"two crackheads yoked this girl"