Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If two goals, plans, meetings, etc. conflict, they both cannot be achieved, work or be true. (noun) A conflict is when two things are trying to use the same resources at the same time. (noun) A conflict is when two or more people or ideas don’t agree.

Examples: (verb) Sorry, the meeting conflicts with my prior plans. (verb) The goal of hiring more workers conflicts with the plan to cut costs. (noun) I’m sorry I can’t meet then. I’ve got a conflict with another meeting. (noun) The two stories examine the conflict between good and evil. (noun) Conflicts may occur in families when the parents have different values. (noun) People have tried to end the conflict, which has caused more than 100 deaths since February, but it hasn’t worked.

Synonyms: nouns: fight, struggle, disagreement. verbs: differ, disagree.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 E