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conflict (v.)

early 15c., "to contend, fight, struggle," from Latin conflictus, past participle of confligere "to strike together, be in conflict," from assimilated form of com "with, together" (see con-) + fligere "to strike" (see afflict). Meaning "be in opposition, be contrary or at variance" is from 1640s. Related: Conflicted; conflicting.

conflict (n.)

early 15c., "armed encounter, battle," from Old French conflit and directly from Latin conflictus "a striking together," in Late Latin "a fight, conflict," noun use of past participle of confligere "to strike together, be in conflict," from assimilated form of com "with, together" (see con-) + fligere "to strike" (see afflict).

Meaning "a struggle, a quarrel" is from mid-15c. Sense of "discord of action, feeling, or effect, clashing of opposed principles, etc." is from 1875. Psychological sense of "incompatible urges in one person" is from 1859 (hence conflicted, past-participle adjective); the noun was used from 15c. in the sense "internal mental or spiritual struggle" (against temptation, etc.). Phrase conflict of interest was in use by 1743.

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Definitions of conflict
1
conflict (n.)
an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine;
Synonyms: struggle / battle
conflict (n.)
opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings;
he was immobilized by conflict and indecision
conflict (n.)
a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war;
Synonyms: battle / fight / engagement
conflict (n.)
a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests;
his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post
a conflict of loyalties
conflict (n.)
an incompatibility of dates or events;
he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings
conflict (n.)
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
conflict (n.)
a disagreement or argument about something important;
the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats
Synonyms: dispute / difference / difference of opinion
2
conflict (v.)
be in conflict;
The two proposals conflict!
conflict (v.)
go against, as of rules and laws;
This behavior conflicts with our rules
Synonyms: run afoul / infringe / contravene
From wordnet.princeton.edu