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To a considerable degree, all minority groups suffer from the same state of marginality with its haunting consequences of insecurity, conflict, and irritation.
Gordon W. Allport

Meaning of "conflict" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONFLICT

From Latin conflictus, from conflīgere to combat, from flīgere to strike.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONFLICT

conflict  [ˈkɒnflɪkt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONFLICT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Conflict is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb conflict in English.

WHAT DOES CONFLICT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of conflict in the English dictionary

The first definition of conflict in the dictionary is a struggle or clash between opposing forces; battle. Other definition of conflict is a state of opposition between ideas, interests, etc; disagreement or controversy. Conflict is also a clash, as between two appointments made for the same time.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONFLICT

PRESENT

Present
I conflict
you conflict
he/she/it conflicts
we conflict
you conflict
they conflict
Present continuous
I am conflicting
you are conflicting
he/she/it is conflicting
we are conflicting
you are conflicting
they are conflicting
Present perfect
I have conflicted
you have conflicted
he/she/it has conflicted
we have conflicted
you have conflicted
they have conflicted
Present perfect continuous
I have been conflicting
you have been conflicting
he/she/it has been conflicting
we have been conflicting
you have been conflicting
they have been conflicting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I conflicted
you conflicted
he/she/it conflicted
we conflicted
you conflicted
they conflicted
Past continuous
I was conflicting
you were conflicting
he/she/it was conflicting
we were conflicting
you were conflicting
they were conflicting
Past perfect
I had conflicted
you had conflicted
he/she/it had conflicted
we had conflicted
you had conflicted
they had conflicted
Past perfect continuous
I had been conflicting
you had been conflicting
he/she/it had been conflicting
we had been conflicting
you had been conflicting
they had been conflicting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will conflict
you will conflict
he/she/it will conflict
we will conflict
you will conflict
they will conflict
Future continuous
I will be conflicting
you will be conflicting
he/she/it will be conflicting
we will be conflicting
you will be conflicting
they will be conflicting
Future perfect
I will have conflicted
you will have conflicted
he/she/it will have conflicted
we will have conflicted
you will have conflicted
they will have conflicted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been conflicting
you will have been conflicting
he/she/it will have been conflicting
we will have been conflicting
you will have been conflicting
they will have been conflicting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would conflict
you would conflict
he/she/it would conflict
we would conflict
you would conflict
they would conflict
Conditional continuous
I would be conflicting
you would be conflicting
he/she/it would be conflicting
we would be conflicting
you would be conflicting
they would be conflicting
Conditional perfect
I would have conflict
you would have conflict
he/she/it would have conflict
we would have conflict
you would have conflict
they would have conflict
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been conflicting
you would have been conflicting
he/she/it would have been conflicting
we would have been conflicting
you would have been conflicting
they would have been conflicting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you conflict
we let´s conflict
you conflict
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to conflict
Past participle
conflicted
Present Participle
conflicting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONFLICT


addict
əˈdɪkt
afflict
əˈflɪkt
Benedict
ˈbɛnɪˌdɪkt
delict
dɪˈlɪkt
derelict
ˈdɛrɪlɪkt
dict
dɪkt
district
ˈdɪstrɪkt
garlicked
ˈɡɑːlɪkt
hydraulicked
haɪˈdrɒlɪkt
inflict
ɪnˈflɪkt
object
ˈɒbdʒɪkt
perfect
ˈpɜːfɪkt
Pict
pɪkt
predict
prɪˈdɪkt
relict
ˈrɛlɪkt
restrict
rɪˈstrɪkt
strict
strɪkt
subject
ˈsʌbdʒɪkt
unlicked
ʌnˈlɪkt
verdict
ˈvɜːdɪkt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONFLICT

conflagrant
conflagrate
conflagration
conflagrative
conflate
conflation
conflict diamond
conflicted
conflictful
conflicting
conflictingly
confliction
conflictive
conflictory
conflictual
confluence
confluent
Confluentes
confluently
conflux

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONFLICT

class conflict
Congressional district
consolidated school district
contradict
convict
copyright social conflict
diamond district
drug addict
edict
eggs Benedict
evict
federal district
heroin addict
Lake District
Peak District
proxy conflict
red-light district
school district
sex addict
subdistrict

Synonyms and antonyms of conflict in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONFLICT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «conflict» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of conflict

Translation of «conflict» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONFLICT

Find out the translation of conflict to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of conflict from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «conflict» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

冲突
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

conflicto
570 millions of speakers

English

conflict
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संघर्ष
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صِراع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

конфликт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

conflito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দ্বন্দ্ব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

conflit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Konflik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Konflikt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

衝突
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

충돌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Konflik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự xung đột
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மோதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संघर्ष
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fikir ayrılığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

conflitto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

konflikt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

конфлікт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

conflict
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύγκρουση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

konflik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

konflikt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

konflikt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of conflict

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFLICT»

The term «conflict» is very widely used and occupies the 6.703 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of conflict
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «conflict».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFLICT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «conflict» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «conflict» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about conflict

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «CONFLICT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word conflict.
1
Gordon W. Allport
To a considerable degree, all minority groups suffer from the same state of marginality with its haunting consequences of insecurity, conflict, and irritation.
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Alain de Botton
The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it's a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil.
3
Earl Browder
The social system grows rigid but the productive forces continue to expand, and conflict ensues between the forces of production and the social conditions of production.
4
Peter DeFazio
The U.S. cannot force Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds to make peace or to act for the common good. They have been in conflict for 1,400 years.
5
Edward Everett
And now the momentous day, a day to be forever remembered in the annals of the country, arrived. Early in the morning on the 1st of July the conflict began.
6
Henry B. Eyring
The miracle of unity is being granted to us as we pray and work for it in the Lord's way. Our hearts will be knit together in unity. God has promised that blessing to His faithful Saints whatever their differences in background and whatever conflict rages around them.
7
Sheri Fink
Before journalism, I had worked doing medical aid work in conflict zones. Then, as a journalist, I had written about hospitals in war zones.
8
Ari Fleischer
To avoid a military conflict, Saddam Hussein has no other choice than to leave the country.
9
Romola Garai
There are still journalists who risk their lives in situations of conflict, versus those who sit behind a desk at 'News of the World' to report on whether someone is going out with somebody or not.
10
Janeane Garofalo
Iraq is a manufactured conflict for the sake of geopolitical dominance in the area.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONFLICT»

Discover the use of conflict in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to conflict and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Handbook of Conflict Management
The Handbook of Conflict Management cuts across theoretical perspectives, strategic models, and situational contexts as the first all-encompassing conflict management reference.
William J. Pammer, Jerri Killian, 2003
2
The Strategy of Conflict
'In eminently lucid and often charming language, Professor Schelling's work opens to rational analysis a crucial field of politics, the international politics of threat, or as the current term goes, of deterrence.
Thomas C. Schelling, 1980
3
Using Conflict Theory
Using Conflict Theory presents how and why conflict erupts, and how it can be managed.
Otomar J. Bartos, Paul Wehr, 2002
4
Music and Conflict
This volume charts a new frontier of applied ethnomusicology by highlighting the role of music in both inciting and resolving a spectrum of social and political conflicts in the contemporary world.
John Morgan O'Connell, Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco, 2010
5
Culture and Conflict Resolution
The book explores divergent theories of social conflict and differing strategies that shape the conduct of diplomacy, and examines the role that culture has (and has not) played in conflict resolution.
Kevin Avruch, 1998
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The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice
The Handbook of Conflict Resolution, Second Edition is written for both the seasoned professional and the student who wants to deepen their understanding of the processes involved in conflicts and their knowledge of how to manage them ...
Morton Deutsch, Peter T. Coleman, Eric C. Marcus, 2011
7
Ethnic Groups in Conflict, Updated Edition with a New Preface
A groundbreaking work when it was published in 1985, the book remains an original and powerfully argued comparative analysis of one of the most important forces in the contemporary world.
Donald L. Horowitz, 2001
8
Natural Resources and Conflict in Africa: The Tragedy of ...
The first comprehensive account of the linkage between natural resources and political and social conflict in Africa.
Abiodun Alao, 2007
9
Arts Approaches to Conflict
Arts Approaches to Conflict explores how various arts approaches can both raise our understanding of conflict and lead to its constructive resolution.
Marian Liebmann, 1996
10
Sexual Conflict
"This book demonstrates that , despite a shared genome, conflicts between interacting males and females are ubiquitous, and that selection in the two sexes is continuously pulling this genome in opposite directions.
Göran Arnqvist, Locke Rowe, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONFLICT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term conflict is used in the context of the following news items.
1
IDF would seek destruction of Hamas military wing if future conflict
In a future conflict, the IDF plans to keep critical unit headquarters away from the Gaza border, out of the range of Hamas mortar attacks. «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
2
Talks to Resolve Ukraine Conflict End Without Results
The negotiating group aiming at resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine has ended its latest round of talks without firm results. Martin Sajdik ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
3
Op-Ed: Conflict of interest on school tests
A strong whiff of conflict tainted the process of choosing between Massachusetts' previous academic standards and Common Core, which ... «Boston Herald, Jul 15»
4
Mediators urge de-escalation of conflict between Colombia and Farc …
Mediators urge de-escalation of conflict between Colombia and ... for an “urgent de-escalation” of armed conflict in the South American country. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
The Ghosts of Srebrenica: Protecting Civilians in Armed Conflict
Two decades have elapsed since Gen. Ratko Mladic's units of the Army of Republika Srpska killed over 8,000 Bosniaks near Srebrenica during ... «War on the Rocks, Jul 15»
6
When Global Banking Standards Conflict With Local Needs
Central banks in the developing world are caught between adhering to international banking standards and serving potential customers who ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
7
First official attempt at peace talks to end conflict in Afghanistan
Just a day after a suicide bomber targeted NATO troops in the Afghan capital, the first official peace talks have been held between the Taliban ... «euronews, Jul 15»
8
Malvinas conflict former soldiers' claim to pension denied by …
Argentina's Supreme Court in what is considered a lead case on Tuesday ruled contrary to Malvinas war pensions for the former soldiers who ... «MercoPress, Jul 15»
9
Civilian death toll in Yemen conflict rises above 1500, UN says
(CNN) -- The grinding conflict in Yemen has killed more than 1,500 civilians, the United Nations says, warning that millions of people in the ... «KBZK Bozeman News, Jul 15»
10
Court convicts Palestinian of mass stabbing in Tel Aviv
He said he was motivated by last summer's conflict in the Gaza Strip, unrest on the Temple Mount, and watching extremist Islamist content that ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Conflict [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/conflict>. Sep 2019 ».
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