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1‘too many projects yield poor returns’
produce, bear, give, supply, provide, afford, return, bring in, pull in, haul in, gather in, fetch, earn, net, realize, generate, furnish, bestow, pay out, contribute
informal rake in
2‘she yielded her seat to the doctor’
relinquish, surrender, part with, deliver up, hand over, turn over, give over
make over, bequeath, remit, cede, leave, sacrifice
3‘the younger child was forced to yield’
surrender, capitulate, submit, relent, admit defeat, accept defeat, concede defeat, back down, climb down, quit, give in, give up the struggle, lay down one's arms, raise the white flag, show the white flag, knuckle under
be overcome, be overwhelmed, be conquered, be beaten, fall victim
informal throw in the towel, throw in the sponge, cave in
4‘he yielded to the plea of his dying godson’
accede to, submit to, bow down to, defer to, comply with, conform to, agree to, consent to, go along with, be guided by, heed, note, pay attention to
grant, permit, allow, sanction, warrant
5‘the floorboards yielded underfoot’
bend, give, flex, be flexible, be pliant
1‘risky investments usually have higher yields’
profit, gain, return, reward, revenue, dividend, proceeds, receipts, earnings, takings
product, production, produce, output, crop, harvest
North American take
British informal bunce
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