from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Inclined to give way, or comply; flexible; compliant; accommodating.
  • adjective (Law) the initial words of that clause in leases in which the rent to be paid by the lessee is mentioned and reserved.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of yield.
  • adjective docile, or inclined to give way to pressure
  • noun a concession

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

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


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