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Pronunciation: /jiːld/

Translation of yield in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (surrender) [position/territory] ceder to yield one's right of way (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Transport/Transporte] ceder el paso to yield sth to sb cederle algo a algn to yield the floor to sb cederle la palabra a algn
    Example sentences
    • It is reported that the company yielded to the toughest demand to avoid government intervention.
    • She yielded to their demands.
    • At the age of 76, Jenkins finally yielded to public demand and performed at Carnegie Hall on October 25, 1944.
  • 2 [crop/fruit/mineral/oil] producir*; [results] dar*, arrojar these bonds yield 9.2% estos bonos rinden or dan un (interés del) 9,2% these measures will yield a net saving estas medidas traerán aparejado un ahorro en términos reales the inquiry yielded no new evidence la investigación no aportó nuevas pruebas

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (give way) cederto yieldto sb/sth to yield to temptation dejarse vencer por la tentación, ceder a la tentación she yielded to their threats cedió a or ante sus amenazas he yielded to (an) impulse and bought the lot cedió or sucumbió a un impulso y lo compró todo 1.2 (give priority) to yieldto sth/sb dar* prioridad a algo/algn yield (American English/inglés norteamericano) ceda el paso 1.3 (in debate) to yieldto sb cederle la palabra a algn
    Example sentences
    • Motorists will be able to proceed through the intersection after yielding to circulating traffic on the left.
    • He said under the new traffic system, motorists drive around the green as they would around a roundabout, yielding to traffic coming from the right and travelling in a clockwise direction.
    • The safety authority wanted all vehicles approaching a T-junction from a minor road to yield to right-turning traffic from a through road.
  • 2 [beam/ground/ice] ceder it yielded to the touch cedió a la presión
    Example sentences
    • Of all sugary plant produce, none yields a commodity as highly valued or widely grown as grape wine.
    • Cross-referencing among chapters is excellent, yielding a product that appears more integrated than such symposium-product volumes often are.
    • In 17 of 19 cases PCR yielded nonspecific products or failed.
    Example sentences
    • The structure yields.
    • The upper right-hand corner yielded to a slight pressure.


u and c
  • rendimiento (masculine) the yield per hectare has risen by 5% per annum la producción or el rendimiento anual por hectárea ha aumentado en un 5% to give a good/poor yield dar* un buen/mal rendimiento, producir* or rendir* mucho/poco fixed/variable yield bonds valores (masculine plural) de renta fija/variable

Phrasal verbs

yield up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[literary/literario] [secret] revelar I yielded myself up to the pleasures of the moment me abandoné or me entregué a los placeres del momento

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