loyalty

noun
ADJECTIVE
absolute, complete, total, undivided, undying, unswerving, unwavering

He showed unswerving loyalty to his friends.

long-term
fierce, great, intense, strong, tremendous
unquestioning
blind
conflicting, divided, dual

Disagreements with one's in-laws often create divided loyalties.

primary

His primary loyalty was to his family.

family, personal, tribal
local, regional
ethnic, religious
party, political
brand, consumer, customer
VERB + LOYALTY
command, earn, engender, inspire, win

He inspires great loyalty from all his employees.

build, create

attempts to build customer loyalty

retain
feel, have
demonstrate, display, express, prove, show
declare, pledge, swear

They pledged their loyalty to the king.

shift, switch, transfer (esp. BrE)

Some party members found it hard to switch their loyalty to the new leader.

demand, expect
buy

It was a blatant attempt to buy their loyalty.

reward

The company rewards customer loyalty by offering discounts.

owe

She owed no loyalty to him.

doubt, question
test
LOYALTY + VERB
be, lie, remain

His loyalties lay with people from the same background as himself.

LOYALTY + NOUN
oath
test
card (= that gives benefits to regular customers of a shop/store, etc.) (BrE)
points (BrE)

Customers earn loyalty points every time they shop in the store.

programme/program, scheme (BrE)
bonus (BrE)
PREPOSITION
out of loyalty

She stayed on at the school out of loyalty to her students.

loyalty among

The town is the object of fierce loyalty among its inhabitants.

loyalty for

Mass advertising creates brand loyalty for a product.

loyalty from

The company expects loyalty from its employees.

loyalty to

men whose loyalty is to their political careers

loyalty towards/toward

The team members felt tremendous loyalty towards/toward one another.

PHRASES
a conflict of loyalties
an oath of loyalty, a pledge of loyalty
a sense of loyalty

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