Word family noun conflict adjectiveFrom Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconflictcon‧flict1 /ˈkɒnflɪkt $ ˈkɑːn-/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun 1 DISAGREE[countable, uncountable] a state of disagreement or argument between people, groups, countries etcconflict over conflicts over wage settlementsconflict between the conflict between tradition and innovationin conflict (with somebody) normal kids who are in conflict with their parentspolitical/social/industrial conflict social and political conflict in the 1930s the threat of industrial conflict in the coalfields Marx points out the potential conflicts below the surface of society. His views on the literal truth of the Bible brought him into conflict with other Christian leaders. Doctors exercise considerable power and often come into conflict with politicians. a lawyer specializing in conflict resolution2 WAR[countable, uncountable] fighting or a wararmed/military/violent conflict For years the region has been torn apart by armed conflicts. UN troops intervened to avert a threat of violent conflict. efforts to resolve the conflict► see thesaurus at war3 OPPOSITE/REVERSE[countable, uncountable] a situation in which you have to choose between two or more opposite needs, influences etc As women increasingly went out to work, the possibility of a conflict of loyalties became stronger.conflict between a conflict between the demands of one’s work and one’s familyin conflict (with something) The principles of democracy are sometimes in conflict with political reality.4 OPPOSITE/REVERSE[countable, uncountable] a situation in which you have two opposite feelings about something a state of inner conflict5 [countable] American English something that you have to do at the same time that someone wants you to do something else I’ve got a conflict on Friday. Can we make it Monday?6 → conflict of interest/interestsCOLLOCATIONSverbscome into conflict with somebodyLocal people have often come into conflict with planning officials.bring somebody into conflict with somebodySome of her actions have brought her into conflict with her managers.cause/create/provoke conflictSometimes very small disagreements can cause conflict within a family.resolve a conflictYou may need a lawyer to resolve a serious conflict between neighbours.avoid conflictThe prime minister wants to avoid a conflict over the issue.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + conflict political/social conflictWidespread unemployment often leads to social conflict.industrial conflict (=between workers and their employers)The industrial conflict resulted in a series of strikes.ethnic/racial conflict (=between people of different races)The ethnic conflict in the region has become violent.family conflictThere are various techniques you can use to try and avoid family conflict.bitter conflict (=very angry)The new law provoked bitter conflict.phrasesa source of conflictLack of money is often a source of conflict between spouses.an area of conflict (=a subject or matter that causes conflict)There may be many areas of conflict between parents and teenagers.conflict resolution (=finding a way to end a conflict)The children are learning methods of conflict resolution to use on the playground.
conflicting verb conflict
Examples from the Corpusconflict• Social interactions were viewed as a source of cognitive conflict, thus disequilibration, and thus development.• Many of these matters are areas of conflict: conflict with parents, friends, school, or our inner selves.• Since the end of the cold war there has been no one to fund conflicts in the Middle East.• The relationship between Pauline and Chloe then became a major source of conflict in the marriage.• Can this peace settlement bring an end to years of conflict?• serious political conflict• Other aspects to consider are charges, possible conflicts of interest, and efficiency in dealing and settlement.• The court cases discussed indicate how judges have been resolving conflicts on these issues.• You've got nearly 2000 people here every day, so there are bound to be some conflicts.• But the intrusion of politics did not begin or end with the superpower conflict.• These signals may have been less predictive of the outcome because they occurred at higher frequencies at earlier stages in the conflicts.• The conflict began when early in December 1994.• the conflict in the Middle East• a violent conflictconflict resolution• The process of choosing a best rule is called conflict resolution.• These include classes on parenting, self-esteem, conflict resolution and prep courses for the general education diploma exam.• Airlines do train flight attendants in how to spot trouble in advance, and in conflict resolution.• Subjects within international relations include war, interstate conflict resolution, international law, regional alliances, colonialism, and international organizations.• The money will be used to develop the work of the department in the field of conflict resolution and mediation.• In such a case, some form of conflict resolution must be adopted to arrive at a solution.• Since the Sherif study several researchers have followed up with studies of conflict resolution between groups.• Experts said parents can ask schools to offer conflict resolution courses or peer mediation programs.resolve the conflict• The sponsor, a senior vice president in charge of both groups, appeared to be genuinely interested in resolving the conflict.• Successful treatment includes resolving the conflicts that produce depression - conflicts from within our inner life, or outer circumstances.• On this I can not resolve the conflict between the various affidavits.• It involves the child in the process of solving the problem or resolving the conflict.• Women repeatedly return to abusive relationships hoping to resolve the conflict and thus to not see themselves or their marriages as failures.• His government, he suggested, had empowered the military to make all tactical decisions necessary to resolve the conflict.• Thursday night Republicans planned to meet to try to resolve the conflict.in conflict (with something)• Airlines do train flight attendants in how to spot trouble in advance, and in conflict resolution.• They are in conflict with what is expected of them.• May the two, in fact be in conflict with each other?• In a way, these two things have been in conflict right the way through the history of climbing.• While Nelson expressed affectionate thoughts about his parents, he was also clearly in conflict with them.• I alleged this placed the company in conflict with its own insured.• But he had had to turn his back on the pope in conflict over his marriages and he had dissolved the monasteries.• Eventually you reinforce the child for using the turtle response spontaneously in conflict situations.conflictcon‧flict2 /kənˈflɪkt/ ●●○ AWL verb [intransitive] DIFFERENTif two ideas, beliefs, opinions etc conflict, they cannot exist together or both be trueconflict with new evidence which conflicts with previous findings→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusconflict• These orientations may combine with subject and parochial orientations, or they may conflict.• Defenders have advanced to a state of cognitive dissonance, an awareness that beliefs conflict with evidence.• For those whose desires do not conflict with how they live, restraint has a kind of elegance.• In other ways the activities of the councils tend to conflict with regional policy and weaken its effects.conflict with• Large corporations' motives for making large profits often conflict with consumers' interests.• Richard agreed to meet once a week; any more would conflict with his workouts.• A school counselor helped Jason resolve a conflict with one of his teachers.From Longman Business Dictionaryconflictcon‧flict /ˈkɒnflɪktˈkɑːn-/ noun [countable, uncountable]1a state of disagreement between people, groups, countries etcThe General Strike was the most important industrial conflict of British inter-war history.conflict betweenThey are both strong-willed managers, and associates have noted signs of conflict between them.2a situation in which you have to choose between two or more different needsconflict betweenthe conflict between housing the poor and minimizing taxpayer costsOrigin conflict1 (1400-1500) Latin conflictus, from the past participle of confligere “to strike together”, from com- ( → COM-) + fligere “to strike”