yield-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: produce, profit, or give forth as a result

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 YIELD NP2

These fields yield good crops.
The research has yielded some interesting results.
Our efforts yielded $156 million in emergency AIDS funding.
Go with an an investment that yields high percentages.
These bonds yield up to 8 percent.

VerbNet: future_having-13.3
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: yield.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 7, 10

Sense Number 2: end resistance, surrender control or possession

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 YIELD[transitive]
NOTE: Physical and metaphorical use. Includes: YIELD UP

The window was painted shut and wouldn't yield.
He eventually yielded control of the company to his daughter.
The commander finally yielded after a long siege.
She refused to yield despite our pleas.
I yield to your argument that 1897 was the correct date.
We will not yield to tantrums.

VerbNet: acquiesce-95
FrameNet: Giving_in,Surrendering_possession
PropBank: yield.02,yield.04
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4, 5, 9, 8, 11, 12, 13
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
yield_up 1

Sense Number 3: move over, replace, let another pass

Commentary: SYNTAX IS: NP1 YIELD (NP2) PP

He yield his seat to a pregnant woman.
Yield to the traffic on the right.
Older houses and gardens were gradually yielding to modern apartments.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: yield.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6