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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.
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yield to pressure

To give into outside forces urging someone to do something. Sally wasn't even going to apply for that boring job, but she yielded to pressure from her mother and submitted her resume nonetheless.
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yield up (to someone or something)

To concede or relinquish something to someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "yield" and "up." The criminal kept the employees hostage for nearly six hours before finally yielding them up. I was forced to yield up the land up to the banks because of the mortgage my father had taken out on it during the recession.
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According to the suit, filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, Yielding turned over about $40,000 worth of firearms and other items to his attorneys to offset some of his attorney fees.
We decided to compare the mean of the five highest yielding entries in each nursery as the majority of lines in the ESWYT and SAWYT trials are not expected to be adapted at any specific location.
Assuming you are subject to the top federal rate, 31 percent, you would have to find a CD yielding more than 10 percent to give you an equivalent after-tax yield higher than the state's 6.4 percent munis.
One possible implication of a growing stock of negative yielding debt is increased demand for higher-yielding government securities like U.S.
"Since the data set is limited, we cannot show the general conclusion that higher yielding vines are better suited to making higher quality wine.
From the 1996 PRYT test, the top 10, middle 10, and lowest 10 yielding lines were selected within each population.
And restructured debt transactions are yielding returns above 15 percent.
The investor can also move on the yield curve to look for higher yielding maturities.
In late 2000, for example, Eaton Vance National Municipals Fund (EVHMX) was yielding 5.6%, according to Morningstar, while its sister, Eaton Vance Municipals Trust II: Eaton Vance High Yield Municipals Fund (ETHYX), was yielding 6.5%.
Recently, 10-year corporate bonds rated A (AAA is the highest rating) were yielding close to 8%.
Abbott Labs pays 60 cents a share in dividends, yielding 1.6%.
If inflation is zero, a bond yielding 6% seems like a good investment.
The preferred shares of companies with stellar AAA credit ratings are yielding about 7.25%-7.5%, yet are considered only slightly riskier than U.S.