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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 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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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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We then simulate the effects of the coefficient of converting conflicts to benefit ([mu]), and the loss caused by conflicts ([eta]) on the coefficient of benefit allocation ([beta]), under conflicting and nonconflicting conditions.
A wrong approach to conflicting inters states policies and regulations across the borders often result in undesirable impacts to consumers and the involved economies.
* Conflicting Goals--Problems can occur when people are responsible for different duties in achieving the same goal.
The mixed motives situation is one in which conflicting parties may gain by cooperating around some common interests while competing for resources which come only at the expense of the other (Brickman, 1974).
The relative strengths of the cooperative and competitive interests within the conflicting parties will determine the nature of the conflict process and its outcome.
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.
The "permanent ethnic conflicts" which occurred there are, according to the author, "fundamentally non-quantifiable." 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.
In some cases, the parties are unable to see any common ground, so they may agree to allow an arbitrator to decide between their conflicting positions, gaining closure through a mutually agreed upon process, but conceding control over the outcome to the neutral.
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).
In response, they have affirmed the importance of acknowledgment and forgiveness in achieving lasting reconciliation among conflicting parties.