English noun: conflict
|1.||conflict (act) an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)|
|Samples||The harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph.|
Police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs.
|Broader (hypernym)||group action|
|Narrower (hyponym)||class struggle, class war, class warfare, combat, counterinsurgency, feud, fight, fighting, insurrection, pacification, rebellion, revolt, rising, scrap, strife, tug-of-war, turf war, uprising, war, warfare|
|2.||conflict (feeling) opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings|
|Samples||He was immobilized by conflict and indecision.|
|Broader (hypernym)||ambivalence, ambivalency|
|3.||conflict (act) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war|
|Samples||Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga.|
He lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement.
|Synonyms||battle, engagement, fight|
|Broader (hypernym)||action, military action|
|Narrower (hyponym)||Armageddon, armed combat, assault, combat, dogfight, naval battle, pitched battle|
|Instance hyponym||Battle of Britain, Drogheda|
|Part meronym||war, warfare|
|Domain category||armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine|
|4.||conflict (state) a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests|
|Samples||His conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post.|
A conflict of loyalties.
|Narrower (hyponym)||clash, clash, disagreement, dissension, dissonance, friction|
|5.||conflict (attribute) an incompatibility of dates or events|
|Samples||He noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings.|
|6.||conflict opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)|
|Samples||This form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing.|
|Broader (hypernym)||oppositeness, opposition|
|7.||conflict (communication) a disagreement or argument about something important|
|Samples||He had a dispute with his wife.|
There were irreconcilable differences.
The familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats.
|Synonyms||difference, difference of opinion, dispute|
|Narrower (hyponym)||arguing, argument, collision, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, dustup, gap, quarrel, row, run-in, tilt, words, wrangle|
English verb: conflict
|1.||conflict (stative) be in conflict|
|Samples||The two proposals conflict!.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Something is ----ing PP
|Broader (hypernym)||contrast, counterpoint|
|Narrower (hyponym)||clash, collide, jar|
|2.||conflict (social) go against, as of rules and laws|
|Samples||He ran afoul of the law.|
This behavior conflicts with our rules.
|Synonyms||contravene, infringe, run afoul|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s PP|
|Broader (hypernym)||breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate|