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  1. [noun] an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"
    Synonyms: struggle, battle

  2. [noun] opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"

  3. [noun] a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
    Synonyms: battle, fight, engagement

  4. [noun] a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"

  5. [noun] an incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"

  6. [noun] opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot); "this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing"

  7. [noun] a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
    Synonyms: dispute, difference, difference of opinion

  8. [verb] be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!"

  9. [verb] go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afould of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
    Synonyms: run afoul, infringe, contravene


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