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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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If conflicts are tackled with composure and creatively, the result can be positive promoting good relationships, constructing unity and nourishing smooth interaction.
Durojaye (2010), under the title of "Understanding Conflict and War" expresses that some of the conflicts we involve in our day to day activities are the following:
Conflict can simmer at a low level and comes in a variety of types.
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The occurrence of conflicts is sometimes due to changes occurring in the procedure and adopts vicious and aggressive shape.
Type A female experienced relatively less control over work and family environment that might be one of the important factor contributing toward their experiences of conflicts or work family conflict.
Objective: To assess the association between personality types and work-family conflict among female doctors.
Africa continued to have the most conflicts (12), while the Americas had the fewest (one).
On a positive note, the number of conflict deaths declined in Colombia and Burma.
Some conflicts may not be worth the effort needed for resolution (Hunsaker & Alessandra, 2008).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) funded the Decreasing Dialysis Patient-Provider Conflict (DPC) project to assist dialysis clinics in resolving patient-provider conflicts (National Forum of ESRD Networks, 2003).
Part of a school administrator's role also includes making sure that conflict within the school environment is resolved in a manner that is effective for all person involved including students, teachers, and/or parents (Lan, 1997).
In the workplace, conflict and the style of conflict management implemented, substantially influence individual, group, and organizational effectiveness (De Dreu & Van Vianen, 2001).
Many of the dissatisfactions, such as poor functioning, non-effective activities, degradation in the level of operations, and conflicts between managers and staff, all come from the deficient understanding of factors causing conflict.
If conflicts are not resolved in a proper way, then it leads to a low level of well being in the work place and poor health.