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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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Regarding this section, it is important to highlight that when there is a violent atmosphere and conflictive parental relationships, it affects the way the child perceives the world, his ideas about the meaning and purpose of life and his expectations of a future happiness.
Departing from the literature review this paper suggests that social media may make it difficult to create long-term brand experiences because of the co-occurrence of uncertainty -triggered by ambiguous and conflictive brand stimuli- and the consumer desire to maintain self-consistency.
Conflictive versions of the poster denounced greedy managers, advocative versions praised the hardworking common people, and pluralist versions stressed individual differences.
Such engagement resonates with political thinking that reads autonomy as an impractical and utopian project denying the political reality of conflictive engagement, identification, and dependency on opposition.
This is why Ranciere claims: "The police order constructs itself as that which no longer confronts legitimate conflictive instances [...], but only erratic, pathological or criminal acts" (Ranciere 2012, 266, my translation).
The current dispute and conflictive atmosphere created upon the under construction Millennium or Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is just one spot in the wider developmental scenario which will be witnessed in that Eastern Nile Region.
In the conflictive state of Michoacan, nonaffiliated candidate Alfonso Martinez Alcazar won election as mayor of the state's largest city, the capital of Morelia, which has a population of 730,000.
Take for example Bolivia, one of the most conflictive places in the region.
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This new gesture of the Vatican concerning D'Escoto brings hope that some serious questions of the past can be restudied with more calm and less conflictive rhetoric.