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come into conflict

To cause tension with someone or something else. I came into conflict with Tiffany when she found out that I had started that rumor about her. I'm sorry, but I just can't support your plan—it comes into conflict with my religious beliefs.
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conflict with (something)

To interfere or clash with something. Wait, no, I can't meet with you at 3:00—that conflicts with a conference call I have. I cannot support you in this action, sir, as it conflicts with my religious beliefs.
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a conflict of interest

A situation that is problematic because various components of it are incompatible or in opposition. A: "I heard that officer was removed from the case due to a conflict of interest." B: "Yeah, his cousin is now one of the suspects."
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come into conflict

[for things or people] to conflict or to be at odds with one another. The various policies came into conflict at the last moment. Bill and Bob came into conflict over almost everything.
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conflict with something

to clash with something. (Does not refer to fighting.) This date conflicts with my doctor's appointment. As far as I can tell, the date you suggest does not conflict with anything.
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conflict of ˈinterest(s)

a situation in which there are two jobs, aims, roles, etc. and it is not possible for both of them to be treated equally and fairly at the same time: There was a conflict of interest between his business dealings and his political activities.
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Further, rather than cast off extant political structures and institutions, it attempts their transformation through active, conflictive engagement.
It also subjects him to Machiavellian misreadings, because the originary division actually empties the objects and instrumental rationalities of political movements in order to generalize them as forces that generate the self-perpetuation of conflictive democracy.
More differences are shown in Figure 4: each occupant can input individual schedule, with customized task-specified scenes; In case of conflictive requirements, occupants can discuss solutions via the social network; Facility manager can review occupants' preferences and energy consumption in facility manager's portal.
The ORAS-R Dominative-Integrative and Reactive subscales were negatively correlated with the Symbolic Racism 2000 Scale subscale scores while the Conflictive subscale was positively correlated (Leach, personal communication, March 19, 2007).
After looking at the history of Congolese migration to Belgium, she looks at the denial of Belgium's colonial past and the conflictive relationship with Congolese diaspora in Belgium today.
The Spanish experts explained: "As society establishes certain rules on the composition of men-women relations, it also establishes some rules on how both are expected to act in certain conflictive situations.
Experts at the University of Granada said: "As society establishes certain rules on men-women relations, it also establishes some rules on how both are expected to act in certain conflictive situations.
Social groups and sectors place their hope in accumulation of knowledge which allows giving solutions to problems of a conflictive world.
Pieper's early mentor was Romano Guardini; the question appears to remain open to what extent Pieper adopted Guardini's theory of Gegensiitze, that is, the notion that human life and thought develop in the creative, even conflictive, interacting of opposites.
Napoleon's capture of Spanish King Ferdinand VII in 1808 and the French control of most of Spain led many throughout Spain and Spanish America to a conflictive sense of social dislocation.
Chesterton claims in the initial quotation, the problem of conflictive desire and human greed remains unsolved by science.
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Children who are aggressive in nature usually come from conflictive families, a leading psychologist has reaffirmed.
But the statement, signed by 10 bishops, painted a grim picture of the current situation in the conflictive region.
It also said that the police report was conflictive.