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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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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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I recognize that such a list might only contribute to an existing culture of popularity and stature of conflicted physicians, yet it would be much easier with such a registry to identify who has the conflicts and how the conflict might have played out.
This structure carried the weight of tradition, but it conflicted with the collaborative framework of a culture of mediation.
In December 2001, the AAMC released a long-awaited policy on individual conflicts, which provided that individuals with conflicts surpassing the PHS-designated guidelines should be presumed to be conflicted out of the research, even if the study was not government-funded.
Under such circumstances, a claim is often made that the CPA somehow was conflicted by the engagements.
The SEC report on conflicts of interest and secret financial deals between pension advisors, money managers and others is a wake-up call that more needs to be done to ensure that workers' pensions are not put at risk by advisors offering conflicted recommendations masquerading as objective advice," Rep.
But as more and more people have jumped on the "save the Everglades" bandwagon in the last two decades, the good intentions of one group have often conflicted with those of others.