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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Yield v. t. [imp. & p. p. Yielded; obs. p. p. Yold p. pr. & vb. n. Yielding.]
 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. 12.
 2. To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.  “Vines yield nectar.”
    [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.   --Shak.
    Shall yield up all their virtue, all their fame.   --Milton.
 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.]
 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, To yield the breath up, To yield the ghost, To yield the ghost up, To yield up the ghost, or To yield the life, to die; to expire; -- similar to To give up the ghost.
    One calmly yields his willing breath.   --Keble.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 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) 2.0

      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]