Etymology 1 
From Middle English yielden, yelden (“to yield, pay”), from Old English ġieldan (“to pay”), from Proto-Germanic *geldaną (“to pay”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (“to pay”). Cognate with Scots yield (“to yield”), North Frisian jilden (“to pay”), West Frisian jilde (“to pay”), Dutch gelden (“to apply, be count or valued”), German gelten (“to have worth or value, be valid, count”), Icelandic gjalda (“to pay, yield, give”).
- (archaic, obsolete) To pay, give in payment; repay, recompense; reward; requite.
- God 'ild [yield] you! ― Shakespeare.
- The good mother holds me still a child! Good mother is bad mother unto me! A worse were better; yet no worse would I. Heaven yield her for it! ― Gareth and Lynette, Tennyson.
- To give way; to allow another to pass first.
- Yield the right of way to pedestrians.
- To give as required; to surrender, relinquish or capitulate.
- They refuse to yield to the enemy.
- (intransitive) To give way; to succumb to a force.
- To produce as return, as from an investment.
- Historically, that security yields a high return.
- (mathematics) To produce as a result.
- Completing the mathematics correctly yields a result of five.
- submit - To fully surrender
- capitulate - To end all resistance, may imply a compensation with an enemy or to end all resistance because of loss of hope
- succumb - To fully surrender, because of helplessness and extreme weakness, to the leader of an opposing force
- relent - A yielding because of pity or mercy
- defer - A voluntary submitting out of respect, reverence or affection
- give way - To succumb to persistent persuasion.
- surrender - To give up into the power, control, or possession of another
- cede - To give up, give way, give away
- give up - To surrender
- produce - To make (a thing) available to a person, an authority, etc.
- bear - To produce something, such as fruit or crops
- supply - To provide (something), to make (something) available for use
Etymology 2 
From Middle English ȝeld, from Old English ġield, from Proto-Germanic *geldą (“reward, gift, money”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (“to pay”). Compare West Frisian jild, Dutch geld, Low German and German Geld, Danish gjæld, Swedish gäld, Icelandic gjald. See also geld.
yield (plural yields)
- (obsolete) Payment; tribute.
- A product; the quantity of something produced
- Zucchini plants always seem to produce a high yield of fruit.
- (law) The current return as a percentage of the price of a stock or bond.