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Conflict vs. Dispute

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Conflictnoun

A clash or disagreement, often violent, between two or more opposing groups or individuals.

‘The conflict between the government and the rebels began three years ago.’;

Disputenoun

An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.

Conflictnoun

An incompatibility, as of two things that cannot be simultaneously fulfilled.

‘I wanted to attend the meeting but there's a conflict in my schedule that day.’;

Disputenoun

Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.

Conflictverb

(intransitive) To be at odds (with); to disagree or be incompatible

Disputeverb

(intransitive) to contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another

Conflictverb

(intransitive) To overlap (with), as in a schedule.

‘Your conference call conflicts with my older one: please reschedule.’; ‘It appears that our schedules conflict.’;

Disputeverb

(transitive) to make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss

‘Some residents disputed the proposal, saying it was based more on emotion than fact.’;

Conflictnoun

A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves.

Disputeverb

to oppose by argument or assertion; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of

‘to dispute assertions or arguments’;

Conflictnoun

A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting.

‘As soon as he [Atterbury] was himself again, he became eager for action and conflict.’; ‘An irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces.’;

Disputeverb

to strive or contend about; to contest

Conflictverb

To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide.

‘Fire and water conflicting together.’;

Disputeverb

(obsolete) to struggle against; to resist

Conflictverb

To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.

‘A man would be content to . . . conflict with great difficulties, in hopes of a mighty reward.’;

Disputeverb

To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.

‘Therefore disputed [reasoned, Rev. Ver.] he in synagogue with the Jews.’;

Conflictverb

To be in opposition; to be contradictory.

‘The laws of the United States and of the individual States may, in some cases, conflict with each other.’;

Disputeverb

To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.

‘The rest I reserve it be disputed how the magistrate is to do herein.’;

Conflictnoun

an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals);

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

Disputeverb

To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments.

‘To seize goods under the disputed authority of writs of assistance.’;

Conflictnoun

opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings;

‘he was immobilized by conflict and indecision’;

Disputeverb

To strive or contend about; to contest.

‘To dispute the possession of the ground with the Spaniards.’;

Conflictnoun

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’;

Disputeverb

To struggle against; to resist.

‘Dispute it [grief] like a man.’;

Conflictnoun

a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests;

‘his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post’; ‘a conflict of loyalties’;

Disputenoun

Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.

‘Addicted moreTo contemplation and profound dispute.’;

Conflictnoun

an incompatibility of dates or events;

‘he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings’;

Disputenoun

Contest; struggle; quarrel.

Conflictnoun

opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot);

‘this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing’;

Disputenoun

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’;

Conflictnoun

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’;

Disputenoun

coming into conflict with

Conflictverb

be in conflict;

‘The two proposals conflict!’;

Disputeverb

take exception to;

‘She challenged his claims’;

Conflictverb

go against, as of rules and laws;

‘He ran afould of the law’; ‘This behavior conflicts with our rules’;

Disputeverb

have a disagreement over something;

‘We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America’; ‘These tewo fellows are always scrapping over something’;

Conflictnoun

a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one

‘the eternal conflict between the sexes’; ‘doctors often come into conflict with politicians’;

Disputenoun

a disagreement or argument

‘a territorial dispute between the two countries’; ‘the Commission is in dispute with the government’;

Conflictnoun

a prolonged armed struggle

‘regional conflicts’;

Disputenoun

a disagreement between management and employees that leads to industrial action

‘an industrial dispute’;

Conflictnoun

a state of mind in which a person experiences a clash of opposing feelings or needs

‘bewildered by her own inner conflict, she could only stand there feeling vulnerable’;

Disputeverb

argue about (something)

‘the point has been much disputed’; ‘he taught and disputed with local poets’;

Conflictnoun

a serious incompatibility between two or more opinions, principles, or interests

‘there was a conflict between his business and domestic life’;

Disputeverb

question whether (a statement or alleged fact) is true or valid

‘the accusations are not disputed’; ‘the estate disputes that it is responsible for the embankment’;

Conflictverb

be incompatible or at variance; clash

‘the date for the match conflicted with a religious festival’; ‘parents' and children's interests sometimes conflict’;

Disputeverb

compete for; strive to win

‘the two drivers crashed while disputing the lead’;

Conflictverb

having or showing confused and mutually inconsistent feelings

‘he remains a little conflicted about Marlene’;

Disputeverb

resist (a landing or advance)

‘I formed my line and prepared to dispute the advance of the foe’;

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