yield

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. crop, harvest, product. See agriculture. — v. surrender, cede, abandon, give up; give in, succumb; produce, bear, bring; furnish, supply, afford; soften, relax, give [way]; assent, comply, obey. See relinquishment, consent, receiving, resignation, submission.
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(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To surrender]
Syn. give up, capitulate, succumb, relent, defer, resign, abdicate, relinquish, quit, cede, bow, give in, come to terms, sue for peace, lay down arms, cease from, let go, submit, give oneself over, admit defeat, suffer defeat, forgo, humble oneself, waive, throw in the towel*, call it quits*, back down*, holler uncle*, eat crow*; see also abandon 1 .
Ant. resist*, withstand, repulse.
2. [To produce]
Syn. bring in, return, sell for, furnish, generate, bear, bring forth, blossom, bear fruit, accrue, allow, admit; see also bloom , produce 1 , 2 .
3. [To grant]
Syn. accede, concur, acquiesce, allow, accept, comply, assent, concede, defer; see also admit 3 , agree .
Syn.- yield implies a giving way under the pressure or compulsion of force, entreaty, persuasion, etc. [ to yield to demands ] ; capitulate implies surrender to a force that one has neither the strength nor will to resist further [ to capitulate to the will of the majority ] ; succumb stresses the weakness of the one who gives way or the power and irresistibility of that which makes one yield [ she succumbed to his charms ] ; relent suggests the yielding or softening of one in a dominant position who has been harsh, stern, or stubborn [ he relented at the sight of her grief ] ; defer implies a yielding to another because of respect for his dignity, authority, knowledge, etc. [ to defer to another's judgment ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
production, output, proceeds, harvest, crop, profit, return, gain, earnings.
II
v.
1. produce furnish, generate, return, pay out, put out, give rise to, bear fruit.
2. give up give in, surrender, back down, *cave in, submit, acquiesce, relinquish, accede, capitulate, *knuckle under, grant, concede.
ANT.: 2. resist, fight
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To bring forth (a product): bear, give, produce. See RICH. 2. To make as income or profit: bring in, clear, draw, earn, gain, gross, net2, pay, produce, realize, repay, return. See MONEY. 3. To let (something) go: abandon, cede, forgo, lay down, relinquish, surrender. See KEEP. 4. To give up a possession, claim, or right: abandon, abdicate, cede, demit, forswear, hand over, quitclaim, relinquish, render, renounce, resign, surrender, waive. See KEEP. 5. To cease opposition: concede, give in. See WIN. 6. To give in from or as if from a gradual loss of strength: bow1, buckle, capitulate, submit, succumb, surrender. Informal: fold. See RESIST. 7. To conform to the will or judgment of another, especially out of respect or courtesy: bow1, defer2, submit. Idioms: give ground, give way. See PRECEDE, RESIST. 8. To moderate or change a position or course of action as a result of pressure: ease off, relent, slacken, soften, weaken. Idiom: give way (or ground). See STRONG. II noun 1. The amount or quantity produced: output, production. See BIG. 2. The produce harvested from the land: crop, fruit, fruitage, harvest. See INGESTION.

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