From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsolidaritysol‧i‧dar‧i‧ty /ˌsɒləˈdærəti $ ˌsɑː-/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] FAITHFULUNITEloyalty and general agreement between all the people in a group, or between different groups, because they all have a shared aim a gesture of solidarity an appeal for worker solidarityshow/express/demonstrate your solidarity (with somebody) I come before you today to express my solidarity with the people of New York.
Examples from the Corpussolidarity• Solidarity among black people in South Africa is essential if progress is to be made.• Amiss had an almost overwhelming desire to cadge a cigarette in order to demonstrate solidarity, but he repressed it.• A lot of people joined with us as an act of solidarity.• Each group becomes more structured, and demands more loyalty and assurance of solidarity.• There was a feeling of solidarity between all the staff and a common suspicion as to why management had called the meeting.• A sense of solidarity creates a readiness to share with strangers, which in turn underpins a thriving welfare state.• It also interests those at work on social interchange and social solidarity.• Alternatively, unity is viewed as social solidarity.• If the state acts in a manner not designed to promote social solidarity then, Duguit argued, this must be resisted.• Other health professionals were quick to express their solidarity with nurses.• Women all over the world have been demonstrating to show their solidarity.• Workers all over the country went on strike to show their solidarity with the miners.show/express/demonstrate your solidarity (with somebody)• Against the blows directed against them by reactionaries of all stripes, the Fourth International expresses its solidarity with the guerrilla fighters.SolidaritySolidarity a trade union which was started in Poland in 1980 by Lech Walesa. Solidarity organized strikes in order to force Poland's Communist government to make political and economic changes. For a time it was an illegal organization and many of its leaders were put in prison. By the late 1980s it had become very powerful, and in 1989 it became the leading party in the new government. Although it later lost political control of the country, Solidarity had an important influence on the ending of Communist power in Eastern Europe.