from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Inclined to give way to pressure, argument, or influence; docile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of yield.
  • adj. docile, or inclined to give way to pressure
  • n. a concession

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inclined to give way, or comply; flexible; compliant; accommodating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inclined or fit to yield, in any sense of the word; especially, soft; compliant; unresisting.
  • n. Payment.
  • n. Compliance; assent; surrender.
  • n. A giving away under physical pressure; a settling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure
  • adj. inclined to yield to argument or influence or control
  • adj. tending to give in or surrender or agree
  • n. a verbal act of admitting defeat
  • n. the act of conceding or yielding


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