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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Yield  \Yield\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Yielded};  obs.  p.  p.  {Yold}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Yielding}.]  [OE.  yelden,  [yogh]elden, 
  [yogh]ilden,  AS  gieldan  gildan,  to  pay  give  restore,  make 
  an  offering;  akin  to  OFries  jelda,  OS  geldan  D.  gelden  to 
  cost,  to  be  worth,  G.  gelten,  OHG.  geltan  to  pay  restore, 
  make  an  offering,  be  worth,  Icel.  gjalda  to  pay  give  up 
  Dan.  gielde  to  be  worth,  Sw  g["a]lla  to  be  worth,  g["a]lda 
  to  pay  Goth.  gildan  in  fragildan  usgildan  Cf  1st  {Geld}, 
  1.  To  give  in  return  for  labor  expended;  to  produce,  as 
  payment  or  interest  on  what  is  expended  or  invested;  to 
  pay  as  money  at  interest  yields  six  or  seven  per  cent. 
  To  yelde  Jesu  Christ  his  proper  rent.  --Chaucer. 
  When  thou  tillest  the  ground,  it  shall  not 
  henceforth  yield  unto  thee  her  strength.  --Gen.  iv 
  2.  To  furnish;  to  afford;  to  render;  to  give  forth.  ``Vines 
  yield  nectar.''  --Milton. 
  [He]  makes  milch  kine  yield  blood.  --Shak. 
  The  wilderness  yieldeth  food  for  them  and  for  their 
  children.  --Job  xxiv.  5. 
  3.  To  give  up  as  something  that  is  claimed  or  demanded;  to 
  make  over  to  one  who  has  a  claim  or  right  to  resign;  to 
  surrender;  to  relinquish;  as  a  city,  an  opinion,  etc 
  And  force  perforce,  I'll  make  him  yield  the  crown. 
  Shall  yield  up  all  their  virtue,  all  their  fame. 
  4.  To  admit  to  be  true;  to  concede;  to  allow 
  I  yield  it  just  said  Adam,  and  submit.  --Milton. 
  5.  To  permit;  to  grant;  as  to  yield  passage. 
  6.  To  give  a  reward  to  to  bless.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  Tend  me  to-night  two  hours,  I  ask  no  more  And  the 
  gods  yield  you  for  't.  --Shak. 
  God  yield  thee,  and  God  thank  ye  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  {To  yield  the  breath},  {the  ghost},  or  {the  life},  to  die;  to 
  expire;  --  often  followed  by  up 
  One  calmly  yields  his  willing  breath.  --Keble. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Yielding  \Yield"ing\,  a. 
  Inclined  to  give  way  or  comply;  flexible;  compliant; 
  accommodating;  as  a  yielding  temper. 
  {Yielding  and  paying}  (Law),  the  initial  words  of  that  clause 
  in  leases  in  which  the  rent  to  be  paid  by  the  lessee  is 
  mentioned  and  reserved.  --Burrill. 
  Syn:  Obsequious;  attentive. 
  Usage:  {Yielding},  {Obsequious},  {Attentive}.  In  many  cases  a 
  man  may  be  attentive  or  yielding  in  a  high  degree 
  without  any  sacrifice  of  his  dignity;  but  he  who  is 
  obsequious  seeks  to  gain  favor  by  excessive  and  mean 
  compliances  for  some  selfish  end  --  {Yield"ing*ly}, 
  adv  --  {Yield"ing*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  inclined  to  yield  to  argument  or  influence  or  control;  "a 
  timid  yielding  person" 
  2:  lacking  stiffness  and  giving  way  to  pressure;  "a  deep 
  yielding  layer  of  foam  rubber" 
  3:  tending  to  give  in  or  surrender  or  agree;  "too  yielding  to 
  make  a  stand  against  any  encroachments"-  V.I.Parrington" 
  4:  happy  to  comply  [syn:  {complying},  {obliging}] 
  n  1:  a  verbal  act  of  admitting  defeat  [syn:  {giving  up},  {surrender}] 
  2:  the  act  of  conceding  or  yielding  [syn:  {concession},  {conceding}] 

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