Conflict Con*flict", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Conflicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conflicting}.] [L. conflictus, p. p. of confligere to conflict (cf. conflictare); con- + fligere to strike; cf. Gr. fli`bein, qli`bein, to press, L. flagrum whip.] 1. To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Fire and water conflicting together. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle. [1913 Webster]

A man would be content to . . . conflict with great difficulties, in hopes of a mighty reward. --Abp. Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

3. To be in opposition; to be contradictory. [1913 Webster]

The laws of the United States and of the individual States may, in some cases, conflict with each other. --Wheaton.

Syn: To fight; contend; contest; resist; struggle; combat; strive; battle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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