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 for yielding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Yield \Yield\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Yielded; obs. p. p. Yold;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Yielding.] [OE. yelden, [yogh]elden,
     [yogh]ilden, AS. gieldan, gildan, to pay, give, restore, make
     an offering; akin to OFries. jelda, OS. geldan, D. gelden to
     cost, to be worth, G. gelten, OHG. geltan to pay, restore,
     make an offering, be worth, Icel. gjalda to pay, give up,
     Dan. gielde to be worth, Sw. g[aum]lla to be worth, g[aum]lda
     to pay, Goth. gildan in fragildan, usgildan. Cf. 1st Geld,
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     1. To give in return for labor expended; to produce, as
        payment or interest on what is expended or invested; to
        pay; as, money at interest yields six or seven per cent.
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              To yelde Jesu Christ his proper rent. --Chaucer.
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              When thou tillest the ground, it shall not
              henceforth yield unto thee her strength. --Gen. iv.
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     2. To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth. "Vines
        yield nectar." --Milton.
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              [He] makes milch kine yield blood.    --Shak.
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              The wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their
              children.                             --Job xxiv. 5.
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     3. To give up, as something that is claimed or demanded; to
        make over to one who has a claim or right; to resign; to
        surrender; to relinquish; as a city, an opinion, etc.
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              And, force perforce, I'll make him yield the crown.
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              Shall yield up all their virtue, all their fame.
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     4. To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
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              I yield it just, said Adam, and submit. --Milton.
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     5. To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.
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     6. To give a reward to; to bless. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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              Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more,
              And the gods yield you for 't.        --Shak.
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              God yield thee, and God thank ye.     --Beau. & Fl.
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     To yield the breath, To yield the breath up, To yield
     the ghost, To yield the ghost up, To yield up the ghost,
        or To yield the life, to die; to expire; -- similar to
        To give up the ghost.
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              One calmly yields his willing breath. --Keble.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Yielding \Yield"ing\, a.
     Inclined to give way, or comply; flexible; compliant;
     accommodating; as, a yielding temper.
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     Yielding and paying (Law), the initial words of that clause
        in leases in which the rent to be paid by the lessee is
        mentioned and reserved. --Burrill.
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     Syn: Obsequious; attentive.
     Usage: Yielding, Obsequious, Attentive. In many cases a
            man may be attentive or yielding in a high degree
            without any sacrifice of his dignity; but he who is
            obsequious seeks to gain favor by excessive and mean
            compliances for some selfish end.
            [1913 Webster] -- Yield"ing*ly, adv. --
            Yield"ing*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: inclined to yield to argument or influence or control; "a
             timid yielding person"
      2: lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure; "a deep
         yielding layer of foam rubber"
      3: tending to give in or surrender or agree; "too yielding to
         make a stand against any encroachments"- V.I.Parrington
      n 1: a verbal act of admitting defeat [syn: giving up,
           yielding, surrender]
      2: the act of conceding or yielding [syn: concession,
         conceding, yielding]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  159 Moby Thesaurus words for "yielding":
     abandonment, abatement of differences, abdication, abjuration,
     abjurement, acceptance, accommodating, accommodation, acquiescence,
     acquiescent, adaptable, adjustment, agreeable, amenable,
     arrangement, assent, bargain, bearing, bendable, bending, biddable,
     bouncy, cession, complaisance, compliance, compliant, composition,
     compromise, concession, consent, convenient, cop-out, deal,
     deference, desertion of principle, dispensation, disposal,
     disposition, docile, dropping out, ductile, dumping, elastic,
     evasion of responsibility, extensible, extensile, fabricable,
     facile, feasible, fictile, flexible, flexile, flexuous, foolproof,
     forgoing, formable, formative, forswearing, fructiferous,
     fructification, fruitbearing, fruiting, fruition, getting rid of,
     give-and-take, giving, giving up, giving way, handing over, handy,
     homage, impressible, impressionable, kneeling, letting go,
     like putty, limber, lissome, lithe, lithesome, malleable,
     manageable, maneuverable, manipulable, moldable, mushy,
     mutual concession, nonopposal, nonopposition, nonresistance,
     nonresistant, nonresisting, obedience, obedient, obeisance,
     obliging, pappy, passiveness, passivity, plastic, pliable, pliant,
     practical, producing, pulpy, quaggy, recantation, receptive,
     release, relinquishment, renouncement, renunciation, resignation,
     resigned, resignedness, resilient, responsive, retraction,
     riddance, rubbery, sacrifice, sensitive, sequacious, settlement,
     shapable, soft, spongy, springy, squashy, squelchy, squishy,
     squushy, subjection, submission, submissive, submittal, supineness,
     supple, surrender, susceptible, swearing off, tractable, tractile,
     unaustere, undemanding, understanding, unexacting, unharsh,
     unresistant, unresisting, unsevere, unstrict, untroublesome,
     waiver, whippy, wieldable, wieldy, willowy, withdrawing

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