(Latin: so much)
If something is tantamount to something else, it is the same or equal to it; such as, a man's silence was tantamount to an admission that he stole the purse from Sara.
Shirley responded with a facial expression that was tantamount to a refusal to go out with Richard when he asked her if she would go to a movie with him.2. Etymology: from Latin tantus; from tam, "so" + amonter, "amount to, go up"; from Latin ad-, "to" + montem, "mountain".
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