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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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La potencia analitica de este concepto radica en el hecho de que no solo hace referencia a una accion que es concreta, individual y que puede identificarse en un continnum tiempo-espacio, sino que, al mismo tiempo, remite a una matriz conflictual mas amplia.
In this sense, our hypothesis is that adolescents that belong to families considered to be balanced and with a high level of conflictual independence from mother or father (separately) are those with lower suicidal ideation.
Furthermore, similar to the results gained in this study, a number of researchers have found that as the psychological separation variable was added to the mother-daughter attachment relationship for joint prediction of career development (or self-identification), the conflictual independence of psychological separation frequently reached a significant predictive value along with attachment relationship (Blustein et al.
I argue this is not the case; US-ROK JMEs do not trigger a systematic escalation in conflictual rhetoric or behavior.
These sites, we argue, are examples of the strategy of "filling space" to exclude conflictual actors or activities-for instance, the bonfires or riots that often take place in open urban spaces-and "reserve" this space for "peaceful" activities.
The datasets provided depict a vivid picture of such conflictual behavior.
Like the Italo-Australians, the Australians also tend to express their complaint explicitly (all except one participant does so), but only through the least conflictual core acts, that is, mentioning and accusing.
Classrooms appear to be better managed by teachers, and students are more positively engaged and exhibit less conflictual behavior.
As we probe history to learn more about the diverse factors that have shaped our present, the peoples and governments of both States share the responsibility to carve the contours of a new future that is less conflictual and more harmonious.
While appreciating the re-engagement between the two countries, Zardari said that heavy responsibility devolves on both Pakistan and India to have sustained dialogue and steer "our nations from conflictual path to a cooperative course for the uplift and welfare of the region and people of the two countries.
Confessions of faith emerging in conflictual situations and the testimony of the poor and oppressed have been markers of Christian affirmation.
While it is not a solution to all situations it is an attitude shift from fixing to "being with" a patient where there is not a cure and the relationship between patient and provider is conflictual and difficult.
Sanctuary is by its terms conflictual with federal regulation; as sanctuary from federal enforcement of the immigration laws, it is only actuated relative to the federal scheme.
With regard to his relations within the party, the Deputy Secretary General for Northern Sudan is reported to have had strangely conflictual relations with the Secretary General, Pa'gan Amum.
Let us put an end to the present maze of procedural handicaps and time-wasting and conflictual tug-of-war with Westminster," he said.