English - Vietnamese Dictionary
conflict /'kɔnflikt/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự xung đột, sự tranh giành, sự va chạm
- to be in conflict with someone: xung đột với ai
- nội động từ
- đối lập, chống lại, mâu thuẫn, trái với
- the interests of capital conflict with those of labour: quyền lợi của tư bản mâu thuẫn với quyền lợi của công nhân
+an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
+opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
+a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
+a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests
+an incompatibility of dates or events
+opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
+a disagreement or argument about something important
+be in conflict
+go against, as of rules and laws
Advanced English Dictionary
1 fight, battle, combat, engagement, struggle, war, fray, fracas, affray, brawl, Donnybrook:
Gurkha troops entered the conflict.
2 dispute, argument, controversy, wrangle, contention, disagreement, altercation, feud, quarrel, row; squabble, tiff, Colloq spat:
The counsellor was unable to resolve the conflict between the sisters regarding the will.
3 clash, antagonism, difference, opposition, disagreement, variance, discord:
There is a basic conflict between the interests of labour and of management.
4 clash, disagree, differ, be incompatible or at odds or at variance, be in opposition (to):
The plans conflict on only one point.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
+ noun [C, U] ~ (between A and B)
~ (over sth)
1 a situation in which people, groups or countries are involved in a serious disagreement or argument: a conflict between two cultures + The violence was the result of political and ethnic conflicts. + She found herself in conflict with her parents over her future career. + John often comes into conflict with his boss. + The government has done nothing to resolve the conflict over nurses' pay.
2 a violent situation or period of fighting between two countries: armed / military conflict + A conflict between the two countries could easily spread across the whole region.
3 a situation in which there are opposing ideas, opinions, feelings or wishes; a situation in which it is difficult to choose: The story tells of a classic conflict between love and duty. + Her diary was a record of her inner conflict. + Many of these ideas appear to be in conflict with each other.
Idioms: conflict of interest(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.
+ verb [V] ~ (with sth) if two ideas, beliefs, stories, etc. conflict, it is not possible for them to exist together or for them both to be true
conflicting emotions / interests / loyalties + These results conflict with earlier findings. + Reports conflicted on how much of the aid was reaching the famine victims.
big, great, major | bitter, serious, violent | growing, increasing | constant, continued, continuing, unresolved
He is in constant conflict with the authorities.
| open, overt | global, internal, regional | armed, military | civil, class, cultural, ethnic, family, industrial, political, social, religious
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 | end, resolve, settle, solve
The United Nations are hoping to resolve the conflict quickly.
CONFLICT + VERB
arise (from sth), occur
The conflict arose from different ambitions within the team.
during/in a/the ~
Thousands have been arrested in violent ethnic conflicts in the region.
| in ~
They found themselves in conflict over the future of the firm.
| in ~ with
in conflict with management
| ~ about/over
a conflict over ownership of the land
| ~ between
conflicts between different ethnic groups
| ~ with
to end the conflict with France
| ~ within
serious conflicts within the ruling party
an area/a source of conflict, in direct conflict with sb
2 difference between ideas/wishes, etc.
fundamental, serious, sharp | direct | inherent
the inherent conflict between the demands of farmers and wishes of environmentalists
| inner | ideological
CONFLICT + NOUN
situation | management, resolution
the key to successful conflict management
in ~ with
in direct conflict with his wishes
| ~ between
the conflict between science and religion
| ~ of
a serious conflict of opinion
a conflict of interests/loyaltiesverb
how to reconcile apparently conflicting goals
potentially conflicting values
His opinions conflicted with mine.
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