Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

yield to somebody/something

yield
Meaning(s)
1) give way to someone/something, relinquish
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • yield to a demand
  • Analysis

    To 'yield to somebody' or something means to give in to someone or to agree to do something that you do not wish to do or should not do. This expression is used more in formal contexts and is similar in meaning to 'give in to'.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The college announced that work would begin on a new library, signalling their decision to yield to student demands.
    2. After his latest scandal, the politician yielded to public pressure and resigned his post.
    3. When John retired, he yielded control of the company to his son.
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