conflict


conflict
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noun
1 fight/argument
ADJECTIVE
great, major
bitter, brutal, serious, violent
escalating, increasing
constant, continued, continuing, ongoing
long-running, long-standing, prolonged, protracted
unresolved

He is in constant conflict with the authorities.

open, overt
global, internal, international, interstate, regional
armed, military
domestic, family, generational, interpersonal (esp. AmE), marital (AmE)
civil, class, cultural, ethnic, industrial, political, religious, sectarian, social
future, impending, potential

Our ability to mobilize large numbers of trained men in time of emergency could forestall future conflict,

VERB + CONFLICT
bring sb/sth into, cause, come into, create, lead to, provoke

His work brought him into conflict with more conventional scientists.

The decision led to a bitter conflict between the management and unions.

avert, avoid, prevent

They hid their feelings to avoid conflict.

handle, manage

There is more to a successful relationship than simply managing conflict.

end, resolve, settle, solve

The UN are hoping to resolve the conflict quickly.

CONFLICT + VERB
arise (from sth), occur

The conflict arose from different ambitions within the team.

erupt, flare up
rage
escalate, intensify
revolve around sth
begin, end
PREPOSITION
during a/the conflict, in a/the conflict

Thousands have been arrested in violent ethnic conflicts in the region.

in conflict

They found themselves in conflict over the future of the company.

in conflict with

in conflict with management

conflict about, conflict over

a conflict over ownership of the land

conflict between

conflicts between different ethnic groups

conflict with

to end the conflict with France

conflict within

serious conflicts within the ruling party

PHRASES
an area of conflict, a source of conflict
in direct conflict with sb
2 difference between ideas, wishes, etc.
ADJECTIVE
fundamental, irreconcilable, serious, sharp
direct
inherent

the inherent conflict between what farmers and environmentalists want

inner
emotional, ideological
personality
CONFLICT + NOUN
situation
management, resolution

the key to successful conflict management

avoidance
PREPOSITION
in conflict with

in direct conflict with his wishes

conflict between

the conflict between science and religion

conflict of

a serious conflict of opinion

PHRASES
a conflict of interest, a conflict of interests (esp. BrE)
a conflict of loyalties
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verb
ADVERB
apparently, seemingly

how to reconcile apparently conflicting goals

potentially

potentially conflicting values

PREPOSITION
with

His opinions conflicted with mine.

Conflict is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑finding

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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