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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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A wrong approach to conflicting inters states policies and regulations across the borders often result in undesirable impacts to consumers and the involved economies.
The role of the nation-state is to regulate conflicts between the essential elements, the nation-state, capitalists (firms), laborers and consumers, binding together disparate and conflicting interests (Robbins, 2005).
The majority of techniques are based on the observation that children do not have the verbal communication skills necessary to verbally express their conflicting feelings and thoughts; they are physical, and express themselves in physical ways (Arrington, 1987).
Members became overwhelmed with the amount of conflicting information and continuously became side-tracked and lost sight of the main or original goal of the discussion.
But in 1847, only in one single case did ethnic differences exist between the conflicting parties in this subregion's food riots.
The survey dilemmas were also reviewed by three independent living center directors in which they were asked to rate each dilemma in terms of: (a) how likely ILSPs would perceive each dilemma as containing two conflicting courses of action, (b) each action being mutually exclusive, and (c) each action having potential significant consequences.
To avoid getting sidetracked by a blowup, conflicting parties should concentrate on finding and managing the real conflict.
The world accepted by the student becomes less conflicting and more reconciling through reflective and interactive discourse and it prepares students for facilitating plurality, democracy, and consensus (Clark & Koshmanova, 2000; Ritchie, & Wilson, 2000).
But, a good set of medical staff officers and department chairs helps a lot, as often they can talk to the conflicting parties on a peer level and set expectations in a collegial manner, generating some respect for these expectations.
In response, they have affirmed the importance of acknowledgment and forgiveness in achieving lasting reconciliation among conflicting parties.