Textual thesaurus for "conflict"

(noun) battle, engagement, fight

a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga; he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement

(noun) battle, struggle

an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph--Thomas Paine; police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

(noun) difference, difference of opinion, dispute

a disagreement or argument about something important

he had a dispute with his wife; there were irreconcilable differences; the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats

(verb) infringe, run afoul, contravene

go against, as of rules and laws

He ran afoul of the law; This behavior conflicts with our rules