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conflict

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈkɒn.flɪkt/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/
B2 an active disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles: There was a lot of conflict between him and his father. It was an unpopular policy and caused a number of conflicts within the party. His outspoken views would frequently bring him into conflict with the president.Arguments and disagreements B2 fighting between two or more groups of people or countries: We wish to avoid conflict between our countries if at all possible.Fighting

conflict

verb [I] uk   /kənˈflɪkt/ us  

conflict verb [I] (BE OPPOSITE)

If beliefs, needs, or facts, etc. conflict, they are very different and cannot easily exist together or both be true: The results of the new research would seem to conflict with existing theories.Being and appearing different

conflict verb [I] (FIGHT)

to fight or disagree actively: If the two sides conflict with each other again, it will be disastrous for party unity.Arguing and disagreeing
(Definition of conflict from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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