verb (used without object)
- conflict of interest,
- conflict of laws,
Origin of conflict
Examples from the Web for conflict
The two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is dead.
World War II is still a long way off, but the seeds of conflict are already being sown on the continent.
So here we are with Abbas being the only one of three parties to this conflict still fighting for a two-state solution.
Plus, expect outside players to take actions related to the conflict.
The current conflict it fuels is now poised to last long into the new year.
Napoleon still kept his troops at Gaeta, but was finally brought to see that the conflict could only end in the one way.Builders of United Italy|Rupert Sargent Holland
Till then the Californians had been merely spectators of the conflict.Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet|Captain Marryat
Tad, after he had donned his clothes, returned to the scene of the conflict.The Pony Rider Boys in New England|Frank Gee Patchin
Advancing to the attack, the janissaries burst through the mass of Turks still continuing the conflict, and rushed up the breach.A Knight of the White Cross|G.A. Henty
Thus the conflict between Russia and England, which the Prince desired, had been relegated far into the future.The Kaiser's Memoirs|William II, German Emperor
verb (kənˈflɪkt) (intr)
Word Origin for conflict
early 15c., from Latin conflictus, past participle of confligere "to strike together, be in conflict," from com- "together" (see com-) + fligere "to strike" (see afflict). Related: Conflicted; conflicting.
early 15c., "armed encounter, battle," from Old French conflit and directly from Latin conflictus (see conflict (v.)). Meaning "struggle, quarrel" is from mid-15c. Psychological sense of "incompatible urges in one person" is from 1859 (hence conflicted, past participle adjective). Phrase conflict of interest was in use by 1743.