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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conflict  \Con*flict"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Conflicted};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Conflicting}.]  [L.  conflictus  p.  p.  of  confligere 
  to  conflict  (cf.  conflictare);  con-  +  fligere  to  strike;  cf 
  Gr  fli`bein,  qli`bein,  to  press,  L.  flagrum  whip.] 
  1.  To  strike  or  dash  together;  to  meet  in  violent  collision; 
  to  collide.  --Shak. 
 
  Fire  and  water  conflicting  together.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  To  maintain  a  conflict;  to  contend;  to  engage  in  strife  or 
  opposition;  to  struggle. 
 
  A  man  would  be  content  to  .  .  .  conflict  with  great 
  difficulties,  in  hopes  of  a  mighty  reward.  --Abp. 
  Tillotson 
 
  3.  To  be  in  opposition;  to  be  contradictory. 
 
  The  laws  of  the  United  States  and  of  the  individual 
  States  may  in  some  cases,  conflict  with  each  other 
  --Wheaton. 
 
  Syn:  To  fight;  contend;  contest;  resist;  struggle;  combat; 
  strive;  battle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conflict  \Con"flict\,  n.  [L.  conflictus  a  striking  together,  fr 
  confligere  -flictum,  to  strike  together,  to  fight:  cf  F. 
  conflit,  formerly  also  conflict.  See  {Conflict},  v.] 
  1.  A  striking  or  dashing  together;  violent  collision;  as  a 
  conflict  of  elements  or  waves. 
 
  2.  A  strife  for  the  mastery;  hostile  contest;  battle; 
  struggle;  fighting. 
 
  As  soon  as  he  [Atterbury]  was  himself  again  he 
  became  eager  for  action  and  conflict.  --Macaulay. 
 
  An  irrepressible  conflict  between  opposing  and 
  enduring  forces.  --W.  H. 
  Seward. 
 
  {Conflict  of  laws},  that  branch  of  jurisprudence  which  deals 
  with  individual  litigation  claimed  to  be  subject  to  the 
  conflicting  laws  of  two  or  more  states  or  nations;  -- 
  often  used  as  synonymous  with  {Private  international  law}. 
 
  Syn:  Contest;  collision;  struggle;  combat;  strife; 
  contention;  battle;  fight;  encounter.  See  {Contest}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conflict 
  n  1:  an  open  clash  between  two  opposing  groups  (or  individuals); 
  "the  harder  the  conflict  the  more  glorious  the 
  triumph"--Thomas  Paine;  "police  tried  to  control  the 
  battle  between  the  pro-  and  anti-abortion  mobs"  [syn:  {struggle}, 
  {battle}] 
  2:  opposition  between  two  simultaneous  but  incompatible 
  feelings;  "he  was  immobilized  by  conflict  and  indecision" 
  3:  a  hostile  meeting  of  opposing  military  forces  in  the  course 
  of  a  war;  "Grant  won  a  decisive  victory  in  the  battle  of 
  Chickamauga";  "he  lost  his  romantic  ideas  about  war  when 
  he  got  into  a  real  engagement"  [syn:  {battle},  {fight},  {engagement}] 
  4:  a  state  of  opposition  between  persons  or  ideas  or  interests; 
  "his  conflict  of  interest  made  him  ineligible  for  the 
  post";  "a  conflict  of  loyalties" 
  5:  an  incompatibility  of  dates  or  events;  "he  noticed  a 
  conflict  in  the  dates  of  the  two  meetings" 
  6:  opposition  in  a  work  of  drama  or  fiction  between  characters 
  or  forces  (especially  an  opposition  that  motivates  the 
  development  of  the  plot);  "this  form  of  conflict  is 
  essential  to  Mann's  writing" 
  7:  a  disagreement  or  argument  about  something  important;  "he 
  had  a  dispute  with  his  wife";  "there  were  irreconcilable 
  differences";  "the  familiar  conflict  between  Republicans 
  and  Democrats"  [syn:  {dispute},  {difference},  {difference 
  of  opinion}] 
  v  1:  be  in  conflict;  "The  two  proposals  conflict!" 
  2:  go  against,  as  of  rules  and  laws;  "He  ran  afould  of  the 
  law";  "This  behavior  conflicts  with  our  rules"  [syn:  {run 
  afoul},  {infringe},  {contravene}] 




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