yield to

yield to (someone or something)

1. To allow someone or something to move in front of or before oneself; to give someone or something the right of way. This sign means you have to yield to oncoming traffic. I could have gone first, but I decided to yield to them because they were carrying such a heavy load.
2. To submit or give in to someone or something; to relinquish victory to someone or something. He yielded to his opponent after being put in a chokehold. We will never yield to enemy forces—we will fight until there isn't a single one of us left standing!
3. To allow oneself to be convinced, persuaded, overcome, etc., by some person or force. I managed to stay off cigarettes for about a week before finally yielding to temptation. I hadn't meant for things to go so far on our first date, but I couldn't help but yield to his charming words and smoldering eyes.
4. To allow someone or something to have or take something; to sacrifice, concede, or relinquish something to someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "yield" and "to." Remember to yield right-of-way to the other driver if you're stopped at a stop sign. I was forced to yield the land to the banks because of the mortgage my father had taken out on it during the recession.
See also: to, yield
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

yield something to someone

1. . to give the right-of-way to someone. You must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. You failed to yield the right-of-way to the oncoming car. 2. to give up something to someone. The army yielded the territory to the invading army. We yielded the territory to the government.
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yield to someone

1. to let someone go ahead; to give someone the right-of-way. Please yield to the next speaker. She yielded to the next speaker.
2. to give in to someone. She found it hard to yield to her husband in an argument. I will yield to no one.
See also: to, yield
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

yield to

1. To give oneself up to someone, as in defeat: The platoon chose to fight to the end and would not yield to the enemy.
2. To give way to some pressure or force: The door yielded to a gentle push.
3. To give way to some argument, persuasion, influence, or entreaty: I'm dieting, but I sometimes yield to temptation and eat a cookie.
4. To give up one's place, as to one that is superior: The moderator opened the conference and then yielded to the chairperson.
See also: to, yield
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The interest return, or the yield to maturity, on Treasury bills results from the purchase price being lower than the face value that is promised to be returned on maturity, so the difference is effectively the interest payment.
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