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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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conflict of interest

A situation in which a person's or group's private interests may potentially be or come to be in opposition or conflict with their public or official role. 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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This study has no conflict of interest to declare by any author.
The Antecedence and Consequence of Employee's Work- family Conflict in Thailand.
One of the first steps in dealing with conflict is to identify the source of the conflict (Hunsaker & Alessandra, 2008).
Managers and charge nurses should be selective in the types of conflict they manage.
Management in an educational institute is a unique challenge and school administrators must pay important attention when conflict is not adequately resolved, or when there is delay in appropriate resolution of conflict (Ikoya & Akinseinde, 2009).
Conflict in everyday life is part of living (Ageng'a & Simatwa, 2011).
Previous researchers have, unfortunately, largely ignored the impact of the conflict management culture in the workplace on individual level outcomes such as job satisfaction.
Therefore, in the current study I investigated the relationships between job satisfaction and dominant, collaborative, and avoidant cultures, as the three types of conflict management culture using survey data collected from bank employees.
The ways in which social conflict has been theoretically conceptualized and operationally defined in psychological research have overlapped considerably, although important distinctions do exist.
2008) [12] in a study entitled "Systematic resolution of conflict situations in collaborative facility design" presents the following conclusions concerning the findings of the research undertaken: incorporation of principles for prevention of conflict perpetuation and escalation improved effectiveness; implementation of computer-based learning increased usefulness; and integration of conflict detection and resolution resulted in increased effectiveness of the facility design process.
precise definition of conflict (when he) defined conflict as "the process which begins when one party perceives that another has frustrated, or is about to frustrate, some concern of his" (Thomas, 1976, p.
The impetus for this study was to determine from an organizational perspective the extent to which junior- and senior-level Business students believe that conflict is positive or negative (i.
After that, we'll discuss structural and data conflicts, the types of conflict that we see quite frequently coming up in the Department.