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conflict /'kɔnflikt/
  • danh từ
    • sự xung đột, sự tranh giành, sự va chạm
      • to be in conflict with someone: xung đột với ai
    • cuộc xung đột
    • sự đối lập, sự mâu thuẫn
    • nội động từ
      • xung đột, va chạm
      • 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
    Concise Dictionary
    +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

    Thesaurus 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.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + 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
    Synonym: CLASH
    conflicting emotions / interests / loyalties + These results conflict with earlier findings. + Reports conflicted on how much of the aid was reaching the famine victims.
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 fight/argument


    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


    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.


    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


    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/loyalties



    how to reconcile apparently conflicting goals
    | potentially
    potentially conflicting values


    His opinions conflicted with mine.

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