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1  —as in:
will yield valuable data
Definition to produce (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
  • The discovery could yield a more effective treatment for diabetes.
yield = produce (lead to)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The experiment yielded data that raised a new set of questions.
  • yielded = produced
  • A warmer climate has reduced crop yields in the area.
  • yields = production
  • It's a tradeoff. Bonds that yield more interest have more risk.
  • yield = produce
  • I want a high-yield investment.
  • yield = production (in this case, creation of more income)
  • When the time came to plant, a Chinese farmer would have hundreds of different varieties of rice from which to choose, each one of which offered a slightly different trade-off, say, between yield and how quickly it grew, or how well it did in times of drought, or how it fared in poor soil.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • yield = amount produced
  • After countless tries, the net yielded two flopping silvery fish.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • yielded = produced
  • I don't know why I asked her to wait, what benefit I thought time would yield.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • yield = produce
  • I don't know if it still exists, but I used to go there whenever official sources didn't yield the information I needed.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • yield = provide
  • "A diamond must be cut many times before it yields even a tiny jewel," I said.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
yields = gives

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2  —as in:
yield to pressure
Definition to give in, give way, or give up
  • The country vowed not to yield to pressure from its larger neighbors.
yield = give in
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • After the scandal, she yielded to public pressure and resigned her position.
  • yielded = gave in
  • A yield sign means you do not have the right-of-way if other cars are also approaching the intersection.
  • yield = give way
  • When a mountain road narrows to one lane, it is polite and efficient for the car driving down hill to yield to the car going up hill.
  • yield = give way
  • I've been good about my diet for a month, but last night I yielded to temptation and had too much ice cream.
  • yielded = gave in
  • If I yielded now, I would lose more than an argument. I would lose custody of my own mind.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • yielded = give in (surrender)
  • Tempted by a dream of happiness, he had yielded himself with deliberate choice, as he had never done before, to what he knew was deadly sin.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • yielded = given up
  • The hook gave way and, unprepared for the sudden yielding, I fell into the vestibule, off balance.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • yielding = giving way
  • He turned the handle as he spoke, but the door did not yield.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • yield = give way
  • I aimed for another spot, and once again it glanced off unyielding diorite with a dull clank.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
unyielding = hard
(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unyielding means not and reverses the meaning of yielding. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)

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